Abdominal fat increases risk of colon cancer
A study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology revealed that in addition to obesity being a risk factor for the development of colon cancer, adults with abdominal fat accumulation present an even greater likelihood of contracting the disease. The analysis was led by a specialist from Maastricht University in the Netherlands.
The survey was attended by 120,000 Dutch adults aged 55-69 years. All were followed for 16 years, and over that time, 2% developed colorectal cancer and most were diagnosed with colon cancer.
After assessing each individual, the scientists found that men who were significantly overweight or early on obesity had a 25% higher risk of having colorectal cancer. In addition, those whose waist size was significantly higher had a 63% greater risk of having this type of cancer.
Previous studies have also linked abdominal obesity to other health problems, such as diabetes and heart disease. According to the researchers, these results reaffirm that the best way to prevent colon cancer is by practicing exercise.
Vegetables and brown rice protect against colon cancer
Eat vegetables at least three times a week, plus brown rice at least once a week, may help reduce the chance of tumors in the colon, says another study, conducted by Loma Linda University in California, USA, and published in the health journal Nutrition and Cancer . The high consumption of green vegetables and dried fruits was also associated with protection against this disease.
The study, started in 1977, was made from the observation of eating habits of 2878 participants. The scientists also had access to medical examinations of all the volunteers of the research. In this period, 440 cases of colon cancer were observed among patients.
The authors of the study found that people who ate vegetables and brown rice were often about 40 percent less likely to develop colon cancer compared to individuals who did not have the habit of eating this type of food. The study also showed that consuming vegetables and dried fruits at least once a day reduces the chances of the disease by approximately 24%.
According to the research leaders, this is because these foods are high in fiber, which help prevent this type of cancer. In addition, vegetables and veggies also have detoxifying compounds that improve cell function and protect against tumors.
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