colon cancer

CLA inhibits breast and colon cancers

Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), found naturally in meat and dairy products, offers several health benefits, including improving fat metabolism and insulin sensitivity and protection against heart disease and cancer. At the National Institute of Environmental Medicine...

Can calcium prevent colon cancer?

Colon cancer is a leading cancer in men and women, especially in industrialized countries. Calcium is believed to be a protective agent for colon cancer because it may inhibit processes critical to the growth of colon cancer cells. Two recent studies support this...

Calcium lowers colon cancer risk

A University of Minnesota Cancer Center study found that women consuming more than 800 mg of calcium each day reduced their risk of colorectal cancer by as much as 26% to 46%. A 26% reduction in risk of colorectal cancer occurred regardless of whether the calcium...

Nutrition Notes: Cut colon cancer risk

A new blood test for colon cancer risk may be on the horizon that measures levels of C-reactive protein (CRP), which is produced by the liver during periods of acute inflammation. High levels of CRP in the blood are regarded as an inflammatory marker. They are also...

Cancer Control: Soy in diet may be protective

A University of Missouri-Columbia researcher has shown that estrogen may protect against colon cancer, and that soy protein may help minimize the number and size of tumours that do occur. Ruth MacDonald, professor of food science, fed female mice five different diets,...

Calcium: Study suggests lower risk of colon cancer

Taking calcium supplements is associated with a decreased risk of advanced colon polyps, according to a new study. Although high calcium intake has been shown to inhibit colon cancer in animal experiments, these effects have not been seen consistently in human...

Drink to Your Health! Green tea may protect against colon cancer

A new study has found that consumption of moderate amounts of green tea might provide a protection against colon tumours about as well as a prescription drug, sulindac, that has been shown to be effective for that purpose. Scientists from the Linus Pauling Institute...

Nutrition Notes: The Goods on Garlic

Whether you’re a garlic lover or not, you can’t dispute that fact that this “fragrant” little bulb has a lot to offer in the way of health benefits! One of the most widely cited health benefits attributed to garlic is that it can lower blood cholesterol. According to...