Keep on Walkin’

Data from the Harvard Nurses Health Study has found that physical activity and body mass index (BMI) suggests there is a specific gene pathway linked with cancer of the colon. Those who exercise regularly and have a lean BMI seem to upregulate this pathway reducing their risks.

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High-Protein, Low-Carbohydrate Diets Reduce Prime Fuel in Colon Cells

Butyrate is a prime fuel for colon cells. Recent research shows that high protein-low carbohydrate weight loss diets substantially reduce bacterial populations that produce butyrate. In this study, butyrate production in the colon dropped by more than 75% in people on these diets. The end result is that low carb diets can lead to poor colon…

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Germs Can Cause Colon Cancer

It is estimated that 15% of all cancers are caused by infectious organisms. The HPV virus causes cancers of the cervix, anus, and the head and neck. Hepatitis B and C viruses can cause cancer of the liver and the bacteria Helicobacter pylori can cause cancer of the stomach. Recently, it was discovered that there is…

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Physical Inactivity and Risk of Serious Disease

After analysing the lifestyle habit data in several large studies, researchers have found that those who were physically inactive doubled their risk of ischemic heart disease, experienced 72% increased risk of ischemic stroke, a 52% higher risk of breast cancer, and an 80% increase in colon cancer risk.PositiveTip: Exercise is a great way to reduce…

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Beans : The More You Eat, the Less You Risk!

The Polyp Prevention Trial (PPT) compared people eating the most cooked dry beans (legumes) to people eating the least. Those eating the most beans showed 65% lower recurrence of colon adenomas (tumors).Each person in the PPT had to have had at least one adenomatous polyp removed during a colonoscopy to be eligible for the study. The average follow-up…

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