Maintaining physical fitness helps combat lung and bowel cancer

A new study claims maintaining physical fitness helps prevent lung and bowel cancers. The researchers also discovered that those who already were at risk of these diseases but were deemed physically fit had greater chances of survival

Maintaining physical fitness helps combat lung and bowel cancerThe paper published in the Wiley Online Library showcased a study done on 43,143 health system patients who engaged in exercise stress tests of fitness in a span of 18 years. Researchers found that physically fit persons were at a lower risk of developing lung and colorectal cancers. Those aged 40 to 70 years old […]

Vegans and vegetarians might have a higher stroke risk, reveals study

People who eat vegan and vegetarian diets have a lower risk of heart disease and a higher risk of stroke, a major study suggests

Vegans and vegetarians might have a higher stroke risk, reveals studyThey had 10 fewer cases of heart disease and three more strokes per 1,000 people compared with the meat-eaters. The research, published in the British Medical Journal, looked at 48,000 people for up to 18 years. However, it cannot prove whether the effect is down to their diet or some other aspect of their lifestyle. […]

Antibiotic use linked to heightened bowel cancer risk, reveals study

Antibiotic use (pills/capsules) is linked to a heightened risk of bowel (colon) cancer, but a lower risk of rectal cancer, and depends, to some extent, on the type and class of drug prescribed, suggests research published online in the journal Gut

Antibiotic use linked to heightened bowel cancer risk, reveals studyThe findings suggest a pattern of risk that may be linked to differences in gut microbiome (bacteria) activity along the length of the bowel and reiterate the importance of judicious prescribing, say the researchers. In 2010, patients around the world took an estimated 70 billion doses of antibiotics – equivalent to 10 doses each. Antibiotics […]

Yoghurt may help to lower pre-cancerous bowel growth risk in men, reveals study

Eating two or more weekly servings of yoghurt may help to lower the risk of developing the abnormal growths (adenomas) which precede the development of bowel cancer, at least in men, finds research published online in the journal Gut

Yoghurt may help to lower pre-cancerous bowel growth risk in men, reveals studyThe observed associations were strongest for adenomas that are highly likely to become cancerous, and for those located in the colon rather than in the rectum, the findings indicate. Previously published research has suggested that eating a lot of yoghurt might lower the risk of bowel cancer by changing the type and volume of bacteria […]

Binge-watching TV can increase bowel cancer risk in men

Compared with men who watched TV for up to 1 hour each day, those who watched TV for at least 4 hours per day were found to have a 35 per cent greater risk of bowel cancer. The team found no link between time spent watching TV and the risk of bowel cancer in women

Binge-watching TV can increase bowel cancer risk in menResearchers found that men who watched TV for more than 4 hours per day were likelier to develop bowel cancer over 6 years when compared with those who spent less time in front of the TV. But don’t lose hope, the study also found that men could lower their risk of colon cancer by increasing […]

Onion and garlic consumption can help reduce cancer risk, reveals new study

Scientists from the First Hospital of China Medical University recently set out to understand whether consuming greater amounts of these vegetables might prevent people from developing colorectal cancer. They recently published their results in the Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology

Onion and garlic consumption can help reduce cancer risk, reveals new study  Garlic, onions, leeks, chives, and shallots are classed as allium vegetables. They are grown throughout much of the world and form the bedrock of family meals far and wide. Earlier studies have shown that certain compounds in allium vegetables — including flavanols and organosulphur compounds — are bioactive. Some have been shown to hinder […]

One bottle of wine equivalent to smoking ten cigarettes, states study

New research suggests that drinking a bottle of wine (around 750 ml) per week raises the risk of cancer as much as smoking five to ten cigarettes. The results of the study were published in the latest issue of the journal BMC Public Health

One bottle of wine equivalent to smoking ten cigarettes, states studyResearchers from the University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, Bangor University and the University of Southampton, noted that if women drank one bottle of wine per week, their life time risk of cancer is equivalent to those who smoke 10 cigarettes a week. The researchers discovered that these women had an increased risk of breast […]

Binge-watching TV shows, prolonged sitting increases risk of colorectal cancer

Young-onset colorectal cancer, diagnosed under age 50, is increasing in the US and globally, sharply contrasting with the dramatic decreases among older people, largely as a result of cancer screening initiatives

Binge-watching TV shows, prolonged sitting increases risk of colorectal cancerA new study in JNCI Cancer Spectrum has identified a connection between prolonged time spent sitting while watching TV and increased risk of colorectal cancer for younger Americans. Young-onset colorectal cancer has potentially different molecular characteristics compared to those of late-onset, and is typically more aggressive and found at a more advanced stage than those […]