Supplements of glucosamine and chondroitin may support colon health via an anti-inflammatory mechanism, according to data from two big US cohorts.
Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA)-published research has found vegetarian Seventh-day Adventist men and women have a lower risk of developing colorectal cancer than meat eating folks from the same religion.
Vitamin D may help to reduce the risk of colorectal cancer by priming the immune system to respond against tumour cells, according to new data.
The makeup of microbes living in our gut may be a risk factor for colorectal cancer and could drive the development of intestinal tumours, say researchers.
Glucosamine and chondroitin supplements, conventionally used for joint health, may have the potential to guard against colorectal cancer, according to researchers.
Increased intakes of vitamin B6 and riboflavin (B2) are associated with a 20% reduction in the risk of colorectal cancer, says a new study.
Increased intakes of magnesium may reduce the risk of developing colon cancer, says a new meta-analysis of data from 338,979 people.
Consumption of four or more cups of coffee per day may be associated with a reduced risk of colon cancer, suggests new data.
Increased intakes of magnesium in the diet may reduce the risk of colorectal cancer, says a new meta-analysis from Imperial College London and Wageningen University.
High blood levels of vitamin D may lower the risk of colorectal cancer by almost 40%, and the effects were influenced by certain genes, says a new study from Japan.
Increased intakes of folic acid from fortified foods and dietary supplements are not linked to an increased risk of colorectal cancer, says a new study from the American Cancer Society.
Vitamin D linked to colon cancer protection: Meta-analysis
High blood levels of vitamin D are associated with a reduced risk of colorectal cancer, according to a new meta-analysis of observational studies from an international team of researchers.
Magnesium may decrease colon cancer risk: Study
Increased intakes of magnesium may reduce a man’s risk of colon cancer by over 50 per cent, says a new observational study from Japan.
Vitamin D may cut colorectal cancer risk by 40 per cent
Increased blood levels of vitamin D may reduce the risk of colorectal cancer by as much as 40 per cent, says a study with people from 10 European countries.
Vitamin D may improve colorectal cancer survival
Higher blood levels of vitamin D may double survival rates of colorectal cancer patients, suggests a new study from Harvard researchers.
Increased intakes of the compound quercetin, found in onions and apples, may reduce the risk of developing cancer of the colon by 50 per cent, says a new study.
Green tea slashes heart disease death risk: Study
Seven cups of green tea a day over the long-term may massively reduce the risk of death from colorectal cancer and heart disease, suggests a new study from Japan.
More omega-3, less omega-6 for colorectal protection
Increasing the intake of omega-3 fatty acids, and decreasing intakes of omega-6, could reduce the risk of colorectal cancer, suggests a new study from China.
Folate linked to lower colorectal cancer risk: Study
Increased intakes of folate from the diet may reduce a woman’s risk of colorectal cancer by about 50 per cent, according to new findings from Korea.
B6 may slash colorectal cancer risk: Harvard study
Increased intake of vitamin B6 from dietary and supplements may reduce the risk of colorectal cancer by over 50 per cent, suggests a new study.
Calcium may slash colorectal cancer risk: Study
Increased intakes of calcium from the diet and supplements may reduce the risk of colorectal cancer by up to 23 per cent in women, says a new study from the US.
Magnesium may be key to calcium’s cancer benefits: study
The anti-colon cancer effects of calcium may be linked to magnesium levels, suggesting a need for both minerals in reducing the risk of the disease, says a new study.
Vitamin D, calcium's colon benefits pinpointed?
Epidemiological studies supporting vitamin D and calcium for
protection against colorectal cancer may be biochemically and
biologically plausible, suggests new research.
Vitamin B6 may slash colorectal cancer risk
Increased intake of vitamin B6 from dietary and supplements may
reduce the risk of colorectal cancer by over 20 per cent, suggests
a large Scottish study.
Insufficient vitamin B levels may promote colon cancer
Moderate deficiency of folate, riboflavin, and vitamins B6 and B12
together may promote the risk of DNA damage and increase the risk
of colorectal cancers, suggests a new study with mice.
Riboflavin boosts folate's colorectal cancer protection - study
Riboflavin supplements could boost the protective effects of folate
against colorectal cancer in people with colon polyps, suggests a
new study from the UK and Ireland.
Study to strengthen bilberry-cancer link
A series of clinical trials is underway in the UK to test the
anti-cancer effects of bilberry extracts, offer a potential boost
to the anthocyanidin-rich extracts.
Low B6 intake linked to colorectal cancer study
Low intake of vitamin B6 may increase a man's risk of colorectal
cancer by 31 per cent, suggests a study from Japan.
Dietary fibre colon cancer risk link still unclear, says study
A diet rich in fibre could cut the risk of developing colon cancer
by about 40 per cent, but appears to have no significant effects
against rectal cancer, says a new study that highlights the need
Vitamin D, calcium, dairy linked to lower colon cancer risk
High intake of vitamin D and calcium from the diet and supplements
may cut the risk of colorectal cancer by over 30 per cent, suggests
a new study.
Synbiotics effective at reducing colon cancer markers
A synbiotic supplement comprising the prebiotics inulin and
oligofructose, and a mixture of two probiotics, successfully
reduced several markers of colon cancer, say results of a major
More support omega-3 may protect against colorectal cancer
A diet rich in omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) could
reduce the risk of colorectal cancer by 85 per cent, suggests a new
study from Japan.
Calcium again linked to lower colorectal cancer risk
Getting plenty of calcium from the diet and supplements could
reduced the risk of colorectal cancer in Chinese women by 40 per
cent, says a new US-Chinese study.
Curcumin could block colorectal cancer hormone
Curcumin has been found to block activity of a hormone implicated
in the development of colorectal cancer - results which contribute
to a growing body of evidence pointing to the spice's
Folate, colorectal cancer study could sway fortification debate
A new study from Sweden suggests that low folate levels may exert a
protective effect against colorectal cancer, a finding that could
have some bearing on discussions over mandatory folic acid
fortification in Europe.
Flavonoids linked to colorectal cancer protection
A diet rich in certain flavonoids, from eating plenty of fruit and
vegetables, could reduce the risk of colorectal cancer by over 40
per cent, says a large observational study from Italy.
Curry and onion extracts could protect against colon cancer
Quercetin and curcumin, compounds found naturally in onions and
curry, could reduce the risk of colon cancer, suggests a small
clinical trial from the US.
Lignans could help prevent colorectal cancer, suggests study
Dutch scientists have reported that a high dietary intake of plant
lignans could reduce the risk of colorectal cancer by half, the
first such report linking lignans to this type of cancer.
Stanol/sterol esters may protect against colon cancer
Dietary supplement of stanol and sterol esters may lower the rate
of colon cell growth and protect against colon cancer, if
the results from hamsters can be applied to humans.
Dietary fibre and colorectal cancer - where do we stand?
Men who have diets high in fibre are 29 per cent more likely to be
protected from colorectal cancer than women, a result that may
explain the disagreement between other studies, claims new
Vitamin D, calcium and colorectal cancer
Daily supplements of vitamin D and calcium 'had no effect' on the
risk of colorectal cancer, according to a large-scale study from
the US. But an independent cancer expert says these claims should
be interpreted in the light...
More evidence of null link between coffee and colorectal cancer
Drinking as much as six cups of coffee per day has no effect on the
risk of colon or rectal cancer, according to Swedish researchers,
adding to evidence that coffee and the cancer are not linked.
More support for magnesium against colon cancer
New research indicates that a diet rich in magnesium may lower the
risk of colon cancer, supporting previous studies inversely linking
intake of the mineral to the disease.
Dietary fibre not yet proven to reduce colorectal cancer risk, says study
Dietary fibre intake may not be associated with reduced risk of
colorectal cancer, according to a study in today's issue of the
Journal of the American Medical Association (vol 294,
Fish may protect against colorectal cancer
People who regularly eat fish are less likely to develop colorectal
cancer, reveals new data out today from the biggest ever
investigation into diet's impact on cancer incidence.
Synbiotic ingredient plus probiotics reduces cancer risk
An EU-funded project has found that a synbiotic ingredient in
conjunction with probiotics can help reduce the risk of colorectal
Magnesium may protect against colorectal cancer
High levels of dietary magnesium may help protect women from
developing colorectal cancer, shows a Swedish study.
Cancer burden needs to be tackled, warn researchers
Europe needs to make a major assault on the four biggest cancers if
it is to make significant progress against the burden of the
disease, say researchers today.
Calcium may protect women from colorectal cancer
Women consuming more than 800 milligrams of calcium each day
reduced their risk of colorectal cancer by as much as 46 per cent,
according a large study carried out in the US.
Calcium supplements may protect against cancer
Daily calcium supplements may protect against colon polyps,
particularly the advanced type that go on to become cancer,
according to research published in the Journal
of the National Cancer Institute.