Colorectal cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths in the U.S. The good news is that early diagnosis can often lead to a complete cure, the article outlines. As for preventative measures against the disease, diet seems to be key.
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Boston, MA (PRWEB) September 09, 2012
The Doctors Health Press, a publisher of various natural health newsletters, books, and reports, including the popular online Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin, is reporting on a study in recent health news. Scientists at the Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul National University, decided to investigate the association between dietary intakes and colorectal adenomas. Adenomas are noncancerous tumors that rarely develop into cancerous tumors. These researchers found that high energy intake and protein intake were associated with the risk of colorectal cancer.
As reported in Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin (http://www.doctorshealthpress.com/cancer-articles/the-two-factors-that-boost-your-risk-of-colorectal-cancer), colorectal cancer, or colon or bowel cancer as it’s commonly known, is a cancer from uncontrolled cell growth in the colon or rectum (parts of the large intestine).
The Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin article, “The Two Factors That Boost Your Risk of Colorectal Cancer,” reports that according to the American Cancer Society, colorectal cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths in the U.S. The good news is that early diagnosis can often lead to a complete cure, the article outlines. As for preventative measures against the disease, diet seems to be key.
The Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin article also reports that the researchers conducted a study using data from individuals who had a colonoscopy at Seoul National University Hospital from October 2003 to December 2007. In all, 242 patients (162 males and 80 females) with confirmed colorectal adenoma, and 464 controls (272 males and 192 females) took part in the study.
Dietary data were obtained from the participants. The research team found that the total average energy intake of the patients was higher than the controls.
High energy intake means that a lot of calories are packed into a relatively small portion of food. Most junk food—high in both fats and sugar—falls into this category. An example of food with high energy density is ice cream, because all those calories from the sugar and fat fit into a small serving size. An example of a food with low energy density would be spinach.
As the article reports, researchers concluded that high energy intake and animal protein intake are associated with the risk of colorectal adenoma after adjusting for factors such as age, body mass index (BMI), waist circumference, metabolic syndrome, and smoking.
(SOURCE: Yang, S.Y., et al., “Dietary risk factors in relation to colorectal adenoma,” Korean J. Gastroenterol., Aug. 25, 2012; 60(2): 102–8.)
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