Colon cancer is the second deadliest form of cancer for Americans: 150,000 people are diagnosed with the disease each year, and 50,000 die from it, according to the American Cancer Society. That said, it also is one of the more treatable cancers, with a five-year survival rate of 90 percent
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Whole Grains Linked to Longer Life
Eating at least three servings of whole grains, such as bran, oatmeal, and quinoa, every day could lower your risk of cardiovascular disease-related death. A review of studies by Harvard researchers that included 786,076 men and women found that when three servings of whole grains
Colorectal cancer is one of the most preventable and treatable cancers there is, thanks to modern screening tests that detect and remove polyps: small clusters of cells that can form on the lining of the colon. Older adults are at greater risk for polyps, and while most are benign, some
Inflammation contributes to the development of conditions, such as metabolic syndrome and cancer, and diet plays a role in inflammation. Thus, researchers at the University of South Carolina developed a dietary inflammatory index (DII) of 45 foods, nutrients and phytochemicals to help gauge a food’s ability to increase or decrease
A colonoscopy is the best way to identify early-stage colon cancer, which is the third leading cause of cancer death among adults. However, many people still avoid the procedure for a simple reason: fear of the unknown.
“The fear of test preparation, the test itself, and even what the results
Eating Healthfully Helps Protect Cognitive Function
Eating more fruits and vegetables and less red meat and fried foods may help preserve brain power, according to a study published online May 6, 2015 in Neurology. Researchers followed nearly 28,000 adults age 55 and older who reported how often they consumed various foods.
“High-Quality” Colonoscopy Saves More Lives
Colonoscopy saves lives, but “high-quality” colonoscopies—that is, colonoscopies carried out by doctors who are particularly adept at identifying polyps (precancerous growths) are associated with a 50 to 60 percent lower risk for colon cancer and colon cancer fatalities over a patient’s lifetime. That’s the take-home from