If you need another reason to put down the chip bag besides the havoc it will wreak on your waistline, a recent study has linked junk food to colon cancer. According to the study by researchers at the Wageningen University in the Netherlands, among individuals who have a genetic susceptibility to colon cancer, those whose diets are heavy in junk food have an even higher risk (Source: Reuters Health).
Studies have shown that eating certain foods can promote overall colon health and even reduce your chances of developing colon cancer, the second deadliest form of cancer in the U.S. Researchers at Pennsylvania State University recently found that diets rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds and vegetable oils, as well as low-fat dairy products in women and fish in men, are associated with a reduced risk of colon cancer. This healthy eating plan cut the risk of developing the disease by 65 percent in women and 62 percent in men.
Along with red meat which has been shown to possibly increase the risk of colon cancer by the American Institute for Cancer Research and the World Cancer Research Fund, junk food should be limited and a healthy lifestyle change considered.
posted on December 31, 1969 in news