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Obesity associated with abnormal bowel habits – not diet, reveals study

Obesity affects approximately 40 per cent of Americans, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In the most comprehensive analysis of the relationship between Body Mass Index (BMI) and bowel habits to date, published today in Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics, a team of physician-researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) found […]

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Foods with low nutritional quality tied to higher cancer risk, reveals study

People who regularly eat foods with a low nutritional quality have a higher risk of developing cancer. The study authors state that more countries should now enforce food labelling that clearly specifies nutritional value. The British Food Standards Agency developed their nutrient profiling system (FSAm-NPS) as a way to ensure that people are able to […]

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Fish slime could be a potential source of antibiotics, finds study

The results of the study were presented at the American Chemical Society (ACS) Spring 2019 National Meeting & Exposition. Lead researcher Sandra Loesgen from the Oregon State University, in a statement said, “We believe the microbes in the mucus add chemistry to the antiseptic power of the mucus and that new bioactive compounds might be […]

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Colon cancer could be made more aggressive by common oral bacteria

Tests have shown that around a third of people who develop colorectal cancer also have the bacterium, which has the name Fusobacterium nucleatum. Their cancer also tends to be more aggressive, but it was not clear why until the recent study. A paper that now features in the journal EMBO Reports reveals how the microorganism […]

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Walnuts can reduce risk of colon cancer by impacting gut microbiome

Walnuts are just one in a line foods that contain dietary fibre and have interested scientists for their impact on the microbiome and health. Dietary fibre acts as a food source for gut microbiota, helping the bacteria to do their jobs—breaking down complex foods, providing us nutrients, or helping us feel full, for example. Fruits, […]

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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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#WorldCancerDay: Excess meat, high calorie beverage consumption increases risk of colon cancer

If you happen to be a meat lover and love to indulge in aerated drinks and beverages, then here’s something for you. In a recent study published in the JAMA Oncology journal, it was found that consuming heavy diets like meats, high-calorie beverages and refined grains could possibly increase the risk of cancer in both […]

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#WorldCancerDay: Consuming cabbage and broccoli can help prevent colon cancer

  Scientists say they have discovered why some vegetables – including cabbage, broccoli and kale – can reduce the risk of bowel cancers. That cruciferous vegetables are good for the gut has never been in doubt but a detailed explanation has been elusive. The team at the Francis Crick Institute found anti-cancer chemicals were produced […]

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