colorectal cancer

Processed Meat Risks Include Potentially Cancer-Causing Carcinogens

In October 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a research organization within the World Health Organization (WHO), released a report highlighting processed meat risks. Specifically, the report links processed meats to an increased risk of cancer; the IARC estimates that every 50-gram (1.8-ounce) portion of processed meat … Read More

Colorectal Cancers: Screening Saves Lives

Colorectal cancer remains one of the most curable cancers—if it's detected early. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recently renewed its advice stating that screening for colorectal cancers should begin at age 50 and continue to at least age 75. For people age 76 to 85, the USPSTF noted … Read More

Low-Carb Diets: They May Fall Short On Essential Nutrients

Whole grains provide unrefined carbohydrates (carbs), a primary source of energy in a balanced diet plan. Carbs have been the target of much criticism, and low-carb diets have gained many followers. It’s true that diets high in refined carbs have been linked with higher risks of many diseases, but the … Read More

Elderly Diseases: The Big 12

For both the youthful and the elderly, diseases can be a reality, and they require attention. Many different diseases can affect the human body, but certain ones rank among the most common causes of major illness in older adults. Some of these elderly diseases affect both men and women and … Read More

4 Natural Options for Crohn’s Treatment

Crohn’s disease, along with ulcerative colitis, is referred to as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Crohn’s is characterized by chronic inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract, causing symptoms like diarrhea, abdominal pain, fatigue, and more. As of yet, there is no cure for Crohn’s disease, but if you have Crohn’s, don’t give … Read More

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