2007-08-14 Red meat diet linked to colon cancer recurrence
(Reuters) - Colon cancer survivors with diets heavy in
red meat and fatty foods are more than three times as likely to suffer a
recurrence of their disease or die from it than those who avoid such foods, a
Previous studies had shown that a
high-fat diet, especially one with lots of red meat, may increase a person's
risk of developing colon cancer, a leading cancer killer.
This study, published on Tuesday
in the Journal of the American Medical Association, was the first to show how
diet affects whether colon cancer returns in people previously treated for it,
the researchers said.(Read
2007-08-15 Study: Red Meat, French Fries Tied to Colon Cancer Recurrence,
Colon cancer patients who eat a
lot of red meat, french fries and desserts may raise their chances of suffering
a relapse and dying early, according to new research.
Researchers at Dana-Farber
Cancer Institute in Boston
found that patients who ate a so-called Western diet were three-and-a-half
times more likely to have a recurrence of colon cancer than those eating
poultry, fish, vegetables and fruit, News.com.au reported.
Previous research has found that
certain lifestyle choices and diets play an important role in the risk of