Navigation Links
Preventing Colorectal Cancer

New research shows taking vitamin D and consuming a diet high in fiber may reduce the risk of polyps, or tumors, that can lead to colon cancer.//

Researchers from 13 Veterans Affairs medical centers studied more than 3,100 patients between ages 50 and 75. Results of their study show men who consume more than four grams of cereal fiber per day and more than 645 international units of vitamin D per day are less likely to have serious colon polyps. Researchers also found men who take a daily aspirin are only two-thirds as likely to have a tumor. Exercise, calcium, folic acid and multivitamins also play a minimal role in preventing polyps from forming.

Researchers also found smoking increases a person’s risk of developing colon polyps. In the current study, smoking increased the risk of having a tumor or benign polyp by nearly two-fold. Researchers say having a relative with colorectal cancer also increases a patient’s risk, but not as much as smoking does. Patients who consume red meat and alcohol also have a slightly higher risk of developing the cancer.

David Lieberman, M.D., from Portland VA Medical Center and Oregon Health & Science University, says, “The finding that may surprise the scientific community is the vitamin D data ... There have been some studies suggesting this, but our data are compelling.”

Colorectal cancer affects about 55,000 people in the United States but is considered one of the most preventable cancers. Doctors recommend that patients eat a diet rich in fruits, vegetables and fiber. They also say vitamin D, calcium, folic acid, vitamin E, and selenium appear to help prevent the disease. However, Dr. Lieberman warns vitamin D, when taken in large amounts, can be toxic and cause nausea and constipation.

Dr. Leiberman concludes, “This data support relatively simple and safe recommendations that may reduce the risk of colon cancer. Stop smoking, reduce alcohol and red meat consumptio n, take a multivitamin, exercise regularly, and consume vitamin D, calcium and cereal fiber in you diet.”

'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Preventing mental decline in the aged
2. Preventing white coat hypertension
3. Preventing Childhood Deaths
4. Preventing Vision Loss
5. Preventing Vision Loss
6. Preventing Prostate Cancer
7. Lycopene Can Help In Preventing Prostate Cancer
8. Heart Drug Also Effective In Preventing Specific Causes Of Death
9. Preventing cavities in children
10. Preventing Strokes Using Less Invasive Techniques
11. Preventing Bone Metastasis In Patients With Breast Cancer
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:12/10/2016)... ... 10, 2016 , ... When faced with having to use a toilet away ... to her body, and contamination of children when they use public toilets. This inspired ... that many people face. , The patent-pending SANI-POCKET enables a person to use a ...
(Date:12/9/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... December 09, 2016 , ... ... planning assistance from offices in Pasco and Richland, is initiating a charity drive ... serious injuries resulting from a recent automobile collision. , On October 29th ...
(Date:12/9/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... December 09, 2016 , ... ... miniature, folded, pharmaceutical inserts and outserts. As a means of expanding capabilities ... addition will enable Flottman to individually code professional inserts (PIs) and patient package ...
(Date:12/9/2016)... Heights, NY (PRWEB) , ... December 09, 2016 , ... ... Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD) is recommending the film Whispering Spirits ... states and the District of Columbia as an education tool in the war against ...
(Date:12/9/2016)... ... December 09, 2016 , ... An inventor from Cana, Va., wanted to ... types of amusement park rides. , The patent-pending SAFETY STRAP FOR AMPUTEES improves accessibility. ... and could be set up in a matter of minutes, or even seconds. The ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/9/2016)... , Dec. 9, 2016  Nevro Corp. (NYSE: ... is providing innovative evidence-based solutions for the treatment of ... BSX ) has filed a lawsuit for patent ... Court for the District of Delaware ... covering technology related to stimulation leads, batteries, and telemetry ...
(Date:12/9/2016)... MSD, a nationally recognized supplier of technology ... site health care facilities, announced today that it has ... Choice"), a privately held national distributor of medical supplies ... health segments. We would like to welcome First Choice ... transaction will deliver significant and immediate value to MSD,s ...
(Date:12/9/2016)... , December 9, 2016 ... ICD, Single-Chamber ICD, Dual-Chamber ICD, Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy ... Wearable Cardioverter Defibrillators The global ... a CAGR of 5.3% from 2016-2020 and CAGR ... to grow at a CAGR of 5.2% from ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: