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  2. Nov 7, 2018

Healthful Diet Improves Cancer Survival in Colorectal Cancer Patients

A healthful diet increases cancer survival among those with colorectal cancer, according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Researchers compared dietary quality for several dietary approaches, including American Cancer Society guidelines and the DASH diet, with cancer mortality for 2,801 participants before and after cancer diagnoses. More healthful diets received higher scores. Results showed increased survival rates for those who ate more plant foods and fewer animal products. The authors suggest that dietary interventions effectively reduce cancer mortality despite a poor diet before diagnosis.

References

Guinter MA, McCullough ML, Gapstur SM, Campbell PT. Associations of pre- and postdiagnosis diet quality with risk of mortality among men and women with colorectal cancer. J Clin Oncol. Published online October 19, 2018.

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