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Red Meat Increases Risk for Colon Cancer

A diet high in red meat increases risk for colon cancer in women, according to a study published online in the International Journal of Cancer.

Inflammatory Foods Linked to Colorectal Cancer

Inflammation-promoting products, such as red and processed meats, play a role in colorectal cancer development, according to a study published in JAMA Oncology.

Fiber Reduces Risk of Death from Colon Cancer

Fiber reduces the risk of dying from colorectal cancer, according to a new study published in JAMA Oncology.

Avoiding Red and Processed Meat Beneficial Even After Colon Cancer Diagnosis

People with stage III colon cancer have better outcomes when they avoid certain meat products, consume more plants, and have a healthy body weight, according to a new study from the University of California San Francisco.

Gut Bacteria Linked to Colon Cancer Among African-Americans

Gut bacteria linked to colorectal cancer risk is more abundant among African-Americans, according to research published online in Gut.

Food Is Stronger than Genes in Cancer Risk

Dietary choices contribute to colorectal cancer risk more than genetic factors, according to a study published in Scientific Reports.

Colorectal Cancer Rates Rise among American Young Adults

Colorectal cancer rates are on the rise for young people, according to a study published by the National Cancer Institute.

Obesity Linked to 11 Forms of Cancer

Obesity increases the risk of developing or dying from several forms of cancer, according to a literature review published in BMJ.

Baldness Linked to Colorectal Cancer

Male balding patterns are linked to colorectal cancer, according to a study published in the British Journal of Cancer.

Another Study Links Red Meat to Colorectal Cancer

Two or more servings of red or processed meat a week can increase your risk for colorectal cancer, according to a study that will be presented Tuesday at the National Cancer Research Institute Cancer Conference in Liverpool, UK.

Red and Processed Meats Cause Cancer

Red and processed meat products are linked to cancer, according to a report from the World Health Organization published today in Lancet Oncology.

Even Modest Drinking Increases Breast Cancer Risk

Having just one drink per day increases breast cancer risk, according to a study published in the British Medical Journal.

High-Fiber Diet Helps Prevent Colorectal Cancer

A high-fiber, low-fat diet helps prevent colorectal cancer, according to a study published in Nature Communications. Researchers tracked the typical diets of 20 African-American men and 20 African men for two weeks and monitored cancer incidence rates.

Legumes Reduce Risk for Colorectal Cancer

Adding legumes to your diet may reduce your risk for colorectal cancer, according to a meta-analysis published in Scientific Reports. Researchers examined 14 studies encompassing 1,903,459 participants.

Vegetarian Diet Protects Against Colorectal Cancer

A vegetarian diet may reduce your risk for colorectal cancer, according to a study in JAMA Internal Medicine. Researchers assessed the diets of 77,659 participants in the Adventist Health Study 2 for about seven years and tracked incidence of colorectal cancers. Participants followed five dietary patterns including vegan, lacto-ovo vegetarian, pescovegetarian, semivegetarian, and nonvegetarian.

Genes Elevate Existing Risk Associated with Processed Meat and Cancer

Common Genes That Elevate Risk of Colorectal Cancer

Fiber Can Reduce Colorectal Cancer Risk

High-fiber diets help reduce your risk of colorectal cancer, according to a review published this month in the Gastroenterology.

Many Ways Meat Causes Colon Cancer

Reasons for meat products leading to colorectal cancer are wide-ranging, according to a new review in the journal Nutrition Research.

Red and Processed Meat Intake Linked to Death for Colorectal Cancer Patients

Colorectal cancer survivors who consume the most red or processed meat are more likely to die over a 7.5-year follow-up, compared with those who eat the least

Excess Weight Increases Risk of Colon Cancer

Excess weight increases risk for colon cancer, especially among men, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology.

Meat Bad for You and Environment

People who consumed the least amount of red and processed meat products had reduced risk for heart disease, diabetes, and colorectal cancer, compared with those who consumed the most, according to a new study in the British Medical Journal Open.

Dietary Fiber from Whole Grains Cuts Colorectal Cancer Risk

Whole grains reduce the risk of colorectal cancer, according to a study published in the British Medical Journal.

Red Meat Again Linked to Colorectal Cancer

A recent study found that those who ate the most red meat had a 67 percent higher risk of colorectal cancer, regardless of any genetic factors they may have had.

Meat Raises Colon Cancer Risk

A report in tomorrow's Journal of the American Medical Association confirms the findings of earlier studies linking meat consumption to colon cancer.

Vegetables Fight Diabetes and Colon Cancer

Two studies in the December 2003 American Journal of Clinical Nutrition add more evidence against fatty meats, dairy products, and eggs, while supporting the health value of vegetable-rich diets.