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Want to avoid risk of bowel cancer? Cut processed red meat, alcohol from your diet

Are you a meat lover? We have some important news for you. According to a new study, a group of researchers have found strong evidence of links between lifestyle and colorectal cancer risk. Physical activity and whole grains lowers risk of this cancer; too much alcohol and red meat, processed meats and obesity increase the risk. Eating whole grains daily, such as brown rice or whole-wheat bread, reduces colorectal cancer risk, with the more you eat the lower the risk and there was strong evidence that physical activity protects against colon cancer. Edward…

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Protein can cut progression of both inflammatory bowel disease and colon cancer: Study

A new study finds that altering the shape of a protein can significantly reduce the progression of inflammatory bowel disease and colon cancer. According to researchers, modifying the shape of IRAK-M, a protein that controls inflammation, can significantly reduce the clinical progression of both diseases in pre-clinical animal models. The findings appeared in the eBioMedicine journal. “When we tested mice with the altered IRAK-M protein, they had less inflammation overall and remarkably less cancer,” said Coy Allen from the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine. The next step, he said, will…

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Red Meat Link to Common Bowel Disease: Study

A diet rich in red meat has been linked to a heightened risk of a bowel inflammation called diverticulitis, according to a study published Tuesday. The findings do not constitute evidence that meat is what causes the ailment, researchers said, but ought to be considered in designing healthier diets. Diverticulitis is a common condition which occurs when small pockets lining the intestine — called diverticula — become irritated. It accounts for some 200,000 hospital admissions every year in the United States alone, at an annual cost of about $2 billion…

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Researchers investigate why obesity can trigger bowel cancer

“Excess calories ‘turn off a hormone in the intestine that blocks colon cancer’,” the Mail Online reports. Obesity is a known risk factor for bowel cancer (also known as colorectal cancer). There is evidence that a diet rich in processed meats, which contain the potentially cacogenic compound nitrates, increases bowel cancer risk. However, it is unclear why other high-calorie diets also increase risk. This latest study, conducted in genetically engineered mice, found that obesity caused by a diet rich in fats or carbohydrates “silenced” a hormone called guanylin. This, in turn, led…

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Rye bread intake can help ease irritable bowel syndrome

Rye bread intake can help ease irritable bowel syndrome (Katrin Ray Shumakov/Getty Images) The patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) will experience milder symptoms with regular intake of rye bread that is low in FODMAP (fermentable oligo- di- and mono-saccharides and polyols). In a new study, it has been revealed that the people, who ate rye bread low in FODMAP experienced ease than patients who ate normal rye bread. “Our study shows that reduction of FODMAP content of a major food staple, such as rye bread, may reduce some symptoms…

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS): How to Manage Your Diet & Lifestyle

A problem that’s become increasingly common, Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS, is an intestinal disorder characterised by constipation, bloating, diarrhoea, abdominal pain and/or cramping. The symptoms of this digestive disorder are so inconsistent and unpredictable that you may often confuse it with a temporary shift in bowel movements.IBS is not a diseases but a syndrome manifested by an increase in the sensitivity and altered motility of the Gastro Intestinal (GI) tract. Usually there is no tissue damage, no inflammation and the immune system is not involved. The system of a…

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