Can Certain Foods Help Prevent Colon Cancer?


Diseases of the digestive tract – including Crohn’s, colon cancer, and others – could be better treated and even prevented by including certain foods in the diet, according to a new study. Researchers at the University of Warwick in England recently discovered a link between inflammation in the intestinal tract and a common cellular process that raises disease risk.

The research, published in Nature Communications, suggests that natural compounds found in foods like green peas, lentils, mushrooms, pears, pomegranates, red grapes, and soybeans may help reduce this inflammation, and in turn, lower the risk for colon cancer. The study involved fruit flies, but humans are at even greater risk from diseases caused by this association, according to researchers.

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