Archive for the ‘Colon cancer’ Category

Vegetarian diet and colon cancer risk

August 10, 2008

A study done by a group of various research institutes in the United States has revealed that Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) vegetarians have a lower rate of growth of epithelial cells in the mucosa of the colon. As cell production increases the risk of colon cancer increases. This may partially explain the lower incidence of colon cancer observed in SDA vegetarians. (Cancer Letters 26:139-144, 1985)
Copyright 1985 Phylis Austin


Lifestyle and colon cancer

June 18, 2008

Colon cancer is the second most common cancer in developed countries. A recent study from Italy suggests that never having been married, a family history of colon cancer, a history of constipation, use of laxatives and early menarche all increase the risk of colon cancer.

The researchers speculate that dietary habits may be responsible for the increased risk in those who have never been married. (Cancer Detection and Prevention 22(5)396-404, 1998)
Copyright 1999 Phylis A Austin