May 2017 Issue

Slash Colon Cancer Risk with 4 Healthy Eating Tips

Diet and cancer expert Karen Collins offers eating strategies that can help slash your risk of colon cancer.

Scientists are studying how avoiding excess inflammation, keeping a healthy population of gut bacteria, limiting carcinogen exposure, and supporting normal cell processes may all guard against colon cancer, one of the most preventable forms of cancer. Fortunately, eating choices can provide protection on multiple fronts. “Inflammation is one of several hallmarks of cancer,“ notes Cynthia Thomson, PhD, RD, professor and oncology researcher at the University of Arizona. Studies consistently link inflammation with development, progression, and prognosis of several cancers.

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