Category Archives: Colorectal

Too soon to draw conclusions from new data finding no health benefit to aspirin

Results from a large new study released Sunday showed no health benefit to taking daily aspirin, at least among previously healthy people 70 and over. The results were published in three studies published  in the New England Journal of Medicine. … Continue reading

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Study links inflammation-causing foods to higher risk of colorectal cancer

A study in today’s JAMA Oncology links diets that include foods that can cause inflammation to an increased risk of colorectal cancer.  Those foods include meats, refined grains, and high-calorie beverages. We asked Marji McCullough, SCD, RD, strategic director of nutritional epidemiology … Continue reading

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ACS Study Finds Colorectal Cancer Rates Have Risen Dramatically in Gen X and Millennials

A groundbreaking study by American Cancer Society epidemiologist Rebecca Siegel, MPH finds that people born in the United States in 1990 have double the risk of colon cancer and quadruple the risk of rectal cancer compared to those born around 1950, when colorectal cancer risk was lowest. Continue reading

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WHO Review Links Red and Processed Meats to Cancer

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a part of the World Health Organization, has classified processed meat as a cancer causing agent (carcinogen), and red meat as a probable carcinogen. This conclusion was based on evaluation of the world’s … Continue reading

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Colon Cancer Hotspots: More Similar to Romania and Russia than to Rest of the U.S.

The large drop in colorectal cancer death rates in the United States is one of the real success stories in cancer. But while the risk of death from colorectal cancer is at a historical low for most Americans, progress has lagged among residents … Continue reading

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Low dose aspirin: More evidence it can protect against colon cancer

A study appearing in the most recent Annals of Internal Medicine concludes that low- dose aspirin used every other day may reduce the risk of colorectal cancer in healthy women. The report comes from a large study of nearly 40,000 … Continue reading

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Hay Fever and Asthma: A Combination that Lowers the Risk of Death from Colon Cancer?

A new study from the American Cancer Society concludes people with both hay fever and asthma — but not people with only one of the conditions — have an approximately 17 percent lower risk of death from colorectal cancer. The … Continue reading

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