May 19, 2013 | 07:44 PM (BD Time)
19 May, 2013 Sunday
Insomnia raises risk for colon cancer
Fahmida Hashem :
Colon cancer is not a matter of ignorance. Recently we have lost one of our prominent writers Humayun ahmed . He was suffering 9 month for colon cancer .In this of 21st century when high tech treatments are available he could not fight against colon cancer. So , colon cancer needs much more importance than it has now to raise a social awareness .
Cancer of the colon/rectum often show no symptom in the early stages. Likely first stages signal include, change in the bowl movement. Bleeding from the rectum, constipation/diarrhea, blood/sticky stools.
(NaturalNews) An international research team has issued a report stating there is realistic verification that consuming too much red meat and processed meat can dramatically increase colorectal cancer risk, while consuming lots of fiber from plant-based foods can lower it. Researchers from Imperial College London proclaim the review to be the most authoritative and thorough information on this disease risk published Medical News Today notes. Elisa Bandera, MD, PhD, author of the treatise, states the review of scientific studies proves that colorectal cancer is one of the most preventable varieties of cancer. The report estimates that approximately 45% of cases of this disease could be prevented by following the recommended dietary and lifestyle practices. These advisories consist of eating plenty of high-fiber plant foods, eating less meat, drinking less alcohol, exercising and staying slender.
Researchers evaluated the influence of diet, physical activity and body weight on colorectal cancer incidence. They added 263 new research papers to the 749 that were analyzed in the previous 2007 report. The confirmation linking red meat consumption with a greater colorectal cancer risk is compelling. They recommended limiting meat consumption per week and completely avoiding processed meat consumption. Processed meat was found to increase the risk twice as much as red meat.
In addition to the findings regarding meat, researches found equally compelling determinations concerning the benefit of fiber. The new evidence showed fiber to be more protective against colorectal cancer than was previously surmise. While the 2007 report found fiber's protective property to be probable, today's treatise determined it to be convincing.
Red meats refer to beef, lamb , while processed meats refer to ham, sausages. which contain smoke and curing agents. Food sources of fiber include fruit, vegetables, whole-grain products, nuts and beans.
These dietary guidelines found to affect risk were based on strong evidence. In addition to these recommendations, according to the Washington Post, garlic will likely lower colorectal cancer risk.
Dr. Alan Jackson, chair of the research panel, emphasizes that the review determined many cases of colorectal cancer are not inevitable, and that dietary and lifestyle alterations can markedly lower the risk. Much debate has transpired over the past few years about the possible increased risk associated with red and processed meat.
Aside from dietary considerations, researchers discovered certain lifestyle practices play a prominent role. Maintaining a healthy weight and participating in regular exercise proved to be protective against the disease. Drinking alcohol was found to increase colorectal cancer incidence in both men and women.
Sleep is part of a healthy, natural lifestyle that is too often ignored. And that can be dangerous for our health. A lack of sleep has previously been linked to sensitive risks of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, and death from all causes. New ground-breaking research just published in the journal Cancer by researchers from University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine found people who get less than six hours of sleep at night had an almost 50 percent increase in the risk of colorectal adenomas compared with individuals sleeping at least seven hours per night.
In a statement to the media. "A short amount of sleep can now be viewed as a new risk factor for the development of the development of colon cancer." (Li Li, MD, PhD, the study's principal investigator and Associate Professor of Family Medicine, Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, said).
Higher consumption of fish oil (omega-3&6), flaxseeds, fiber & healthy life style may lead to a significant reduction in the risk of colorectal cancer, according to a meta-analysis conducted by researchers from Wageningen University in the Netherlands and published in the American Journal of Epidemiology.
So, we should be aware for now regarding colon cancer.
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