Synbiotics effective at reducing colon cancer markers
A synbiotic supplement comprising the prebiotics inulin and
oligofructose, and a mixture of two probiotics, successfully
reduced several markers of colon cancer, say results of a major
Western diet pattern linked to colorectal cancer risk
The high calorie, low fibre dietary pattern associated with the
Western diet are associated with an increased risk of colorectal
cancer, says new research from France.
More support omega-3 may protect against colorectal cancer
A diet rich in omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) could
reduce the risk of colorectal cancer by 85 per cent, suggests a new
study from Japan.
Calcium again linked to lower colorectal cancer risk
Getting plenty of calcium from the diet and supplements could
reduced the risk of colorectal cancer in Chinese women by 40 per
cent, says a new US-Chinese study.
Curcumin could block colorectal cancer hormone
Curcumin has been found to block activity of a hormone implicated
in the development of colorectal cancer - results which contribute
to a growing body of evidence pointing to the spice's
Folate, colorectal cancer study could sway fortification debate
A new study from Sweden suggests that low folate levels may exert a
protective effect against colorectal cancer, a finding that could
have some bearing on discussions over mandatory folic acid
fortification in Europe.
Flavonoids linked to colorectal cancer protection
A diet rich in certain flavonoids, from eating plenty of fruit and
vegetables, could reduce the risk of colorectal cancer by over 40
per cent, says a large observational study from Italy.
Curry and onion extracts could protect against colon cancer
Quercetin and curcumin, compounds found naturally in onions and
curry, could reduce the risk of colon cancer, suggests a small
clinical trial from the US.
Lignans could help prevent colorectal cancer, suggests study
Dutch scientists have reported that a high dietary intake of plant
lignans could reduce the risk of colorectal cancer by half, the
first such report linking lignans to this type of cancer.
Stanol/sterol esters may protect against colon cancer
Dietary supplement of stanol and sterol esters may lower the rate
of colon cell growth and protect against colon cancer, if
the results from hamsters can be applied to humans.
Dietary fibre and colorectal cancer - where do we stand?
Men who have diets high in fibre are 29 per cent more likely to be
protected from colorectal cancer than women, a result that may
explain the disagreement between other studies, claims new
Vitamin D, calcium and colorectal cancer
Daily supplements of vitamin D and calcium 'had no effect' on the
risk of colorectal cancer, according to a large-scale study from
the US. But an independent cancer expert says these claims should
be interpreted in the light...
More evidence of null link between coffee and colorectal cancer
Drinking as much as six cups of coffee per day has no effect on the
risk of colon or rectal cancer, according to Swedish researchers,
adding to evidence that coffee and the cancer are not linked.
More support for magnesium against colon cancer
New research indicates that a diet rich in magnesium may lower the
risk of colon cancer, supporting previous studies inversely linking
intake of the mineral to the disease.
Dietary fibre not yet proven to reduce colorectal cancer risk, says study
Dietary fibre intake may not be associated with reduced risk of
colorectal cancer, according to a study in today's issue of the
Journal of the American Medical Association (vol 294,