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Fruits and vegetables and their role in colon cancer prevention

Published on: 3 Feb, 2020
Fruits and vegetables are an important part of a healthy diet. During a recent study that investigated aspirin and its potential role in colon cancer prevention, it was discovered that fruits and vegetables may play a specific role in colon cancer prevention as well. The study describes an enzyme that is produced in the gut as a result of the digestion of certain fruits and vegetables that inhibits cell division, potentially restricting or preventing cancer cell replication.
 
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What is diverticulosis?

Published on: 5 Jan, 2020
You had a colonoscopy, and your doctor told you that you have diverticulosis. What does that mean? What causes diverticulosis, what are the symptoms, and what can you do to help prevent complications? 
 
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Exercise and colon cancer risk

Published on: 1 Dec, 2019
The many benefits of regular exercise have long been established - lower risk of cardiovascular problems, lower cholesterol levels, lower risk of falls, increased muscle strength and endurance, stronger bones and joints, increased energy levels, and better sleep, among others. A new study now shows that a pattern of lifelong exercise also reduces the risk of developing adenomatous polyps, which are a precursor to colon cancer.
 
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The low-FODMAP diet: What you need to know

Published on: 7 Nov, 2019
FODMAP stands for Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides And Polyols. These are short-chain carbohydrates that are poorly absorbed in some people; as a result, these people may experience gas, abdominal pain and bloating. A low FODMAP diet may help relieve some of these symptoms. 
 
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