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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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H. pylori: What is it?

Published on: 1 Oct, 2019
When you come in for a gastroscopy, your doctor may tell you that biopsies will be taken in your stomach to rule out h. pylori. What is h. pylori, what are the signs and symptoms, and how is it treated?
 
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Gut health and 10 ways to improve it

Published on: 3 Sep, 2019
A healthy digestive tract houses many microorganisms such as viruses, yeast, and bacteria.  Some microorganisms are beneficial, even essential, while others can be harmful, especially when they multiply. Maintaining the correct balance of the these microorganisms is vital for physical and mental health, immunity, and more. 
 

Gut microbiome and diet quality

Published on: 7 Aug, 2019
New studies have shown that a high quality diet may help increase beneficial bacteria in the gut, while a low quality diet can increase the number of harmful bacteria.
 
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