Tag: risk of colon cancer

Colorectal Cancer Has a High Cure Rate If It’s Detected Early

A recent report from the American Cancer Society (ACS) indicates that colorectal cancer rates, and the rate of death from the disease, have fallen in people age 50 and older. ACS experts conclude that the declines are probably due to increased screening for the disease.

Several screening methods are available, with

Keep Your Hunger at Bay With Healthy Snacks

When you’re trying to eat healthfully, don’t overlook your snack selections. Healthy snacks can help tide you over until the next meal and help you fulfill some of your daily nutrient needs. However, eating snacks that are high in calories and low in nutrients can derail your other­wise healthy diet.
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The Benefits of Exercise for Digestive Health

Exercise for digestive health? Yes! We all know that exercise is good for us, but did you know that it might actually alter the bacterial composition of your digestive system, helping to prevent disease and maintain overall good health? Recent research shows that exercise can have a positive effect on

7. Rethinking Protein Needs

You Might Need More
Most Americans get plenty of protein, despite the marketing hype suggesting otherwise, but an emerging scientific consensus says older adults may need even more. Evidence also is mounting that the timing of older adults’ protein consumption may be important; the traditional, protein-heavy dinner might need to give

Q&A: Grilling and Cancer Risk; Grains and Seeds; Counting Carbs

Q. Is it safest to avoid grilling foods because of increased risk of colon cancer?
A. Joel B. Mason, MD, Tufts professor of medicine and nutrition, answers, “Although the existing evidence falls short of being ‘proof positive,’ scientific studies continue to be published on a regular basis that suggest that regular

6. Protein

The Nuts and Bolts of Protein
Protein is an integral part of the human body. Not only is it essential for forming muscles, bones, skin, and hair, but it also is a component of every cell in your body. It may help to think of protein as a structure made up

Think Twice Before Giving Up Grains

You’ve likely noticed the proliferation of books, websites, and specialty foods aimed at helping people avoid gluten-containing grains—and all other grains, too. While a small group of scientists, medical professionals, and bloggers are leading the charge for grain-free diets—declaring grains a mismatch based on human evolution—the majority of experts believe

Bowel Cancer Risk Reduced through 5 Healthy Behaviors

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

Newsbriefs: Omega-3s; Fiber; Oats

Omega-3s decrease risk of heart disease.
Increasing your consumption of omega-3 fatty acids, found in seafood and fish oil, flaxseed, vegetable oils, and some nuts, will decrease your risk of getting heart disease, according to a recent study by Penn State nutritionists. Omega-3 fatty acids derived from seafood contain heart-healthy eicosapentaenoic

Fill Your Nutrient Shortfall

When scientists observe that lots of people within our population don’t meet their needs for particular nutrients, they are dubbed “shortfall nutrients.” Here are four essential nutrients most likely to be insufficient in your diet, based on the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, and simple strategies on how to

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