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 study found.

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 entire article)

2007-08-15 Study: Red Meat, French Fries Tied to Colon Cancer Recurrence, Early Death


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 developing cancer.(Read entire article)