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Maintaining physical fitness helps combat lung and bowel cancer

The 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 […]

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

They 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. […]

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Antibiotic use linked to heightened bowel cancer risk, reveals study

The 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 […]

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

The 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 […]

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Onion and garlic consumption can help reduce cancer risk

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 […]

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

Researchers 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 […]

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Heart risk raised by sitting in front of the TV, not by sitting at work, reveals study

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

A 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 […]

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