Meat, high-calorie beverages may up bowel cancer risk

New study finds US President Donald Trump's diet can raise the risk of bowel cancer

New study finds US President Donald Trump's diet can raise the risk of bowel cancer

While it's clear that people should watch what they eat in order to avoid increasing the risk of colon cancer, nutrition epidemiologist Marji McCullough, of the American Cancer Society, advises people to pay attention to general diet, rather than specific foods.

Specifically, men who had a diet of inflammatory foods were 44 per cent more likely to develop colon cancer than those who had different diets, while women with inflammatory diets were 22 per cent more likely to develop the disease.

The study, published on Thursday in the journal JAMA Oncology, demonstrates the association between diet and colon cancer.

The scores were based on 18 food groups characterised for their inflammatory potential and were then calculated from the questionnaires given to participants every four years.

According to the report, some circulatory markers of inflammation include offal, white fish, dark yellow vegetables Diet drinks and tomatoes.

Consuming red and processed meat, as well as junk food including sugary drinks, can increase the risk of bowel cancer by a third, according to new research.

The researchers used two prospective cohort studies - the Nurses' Health Study and the Health Professionals Follow-up Study - to obtain information about dietary patterns from more than 120,000 adults. "With this study we are inching closer to understanding inflammation as a cancer risk". Proinflammatory diets correlated with a higher risk of colorectal cancer in both men and women.

"How overall diet contributes to this inflammatory effect is likely more important than individual foods because foods may act together in influencing disease risk", she told Vox. Lead author Dr. Fred Tabung said, "Higher body weight and obesity, is a state of low-grade colorectal inflammation", He further said that inflammation plays a vital role in bowel cancer development.

Finally, given the observational nature of the study, the findings can not explain causality.

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