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  1. Heart Disease, Colon Cancer Link?

    Sept. 25, 2007 -- What's bad for your heart may also make you more likely to develop colorectal cancer, a Hong Kong study shows. The coronary arteries supply blood to heart muscle. Coronary artery disease can lead to a heart attack. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for U.S. adults. Heart

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  2. Fruits, Veggies Don’t Cut Colon Cancer

    Sept.25, 2007 -- Eating a diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables doesn't appear to strongly reduce colon cancer risk, but it may help protect slightly against getting one type of colon cancer, according to a new analysis. Researchers pooled the results of 14 studies that included more than 750,00

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  3. Bigger Waist, Bigger Colon Cancer Risk

    Sept. 7, 2007 - The bigger your waistline, the bigger your risk of colon cancer. This finding, from an analysis of 30 long-term studies of colon cancer, reinforces the link between obesity and colon cancer in men and, to a lesser extent, in women. Obesity, the study shows, boosts the risk of rectal

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  4. ‘Western’ Diet Tied to Colon Cancer

    Aug. 14, 2007 -- The typical Western diet may be more than just hazardous to the health of patients treated for colon cancer. New research suggests it may be deadly. Former patients in the study who ate the most red and processed meats, refined grains, fats, and sugars were about three times as like

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  5. Choline May Promote Colon Polyps

    Aug. 7, 2007 -- Preliminary new research shows that women who consume lots of choline may be more likely to develop colon polyps than other women. Colon polyps are abnormal growths in the colon which may (or may not) develop into colon cancer. Choline is a nutrient found in foods including red meat,

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  6. Tammy Faye Messner Dies of Cancer

    Tammy Faye Messner has lost her 11-year battle with colon cancer after the cancer spread to her lungs. Messner was diagnosed with colon cancer in 1996. She died peacefully at her home near Kansas City, Mo., on July 21, according to her manager, Joe Spotts. The American Cancer Society estimates that

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  7. Vitamin D Fights Colon Cancer

    July 10, 2007 - People with higher blood levels of vitamin D are less likely to get colon cancer, a large-scale study suggests. Harvard School of Public Health researcher Kana Wu, MD, PhD, and colleagues looked at data from a large, ongoing study of male health professionals who provided blood sampl

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  8. Blood Test May Warn of Colon Cancer

    June 15, 2007 - A new blood test promises advance warning of colon cancer -- in plenty of time to find and remove precancerous growths. The test detects either of two chemical markers abundant in colon cancers. The markers, dubbed colon-cancer-specific antigen-3 (CCSA-3) and CCSA-4, are also abundan

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  9. Folic Acid May Not Avert Colon Cancer

    June 5, 2007 -- Popular folic acid supplements fail to protect against colon cancer, but they may increase an adult's risk of other cancers. Animal studies led researchers to think that folic acid might protect people against colon cancer. That belief got huge support from the Nurses Health Study, w

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  10. Aspirin Blocks Only Some Colon Cancer

    May 23, 2007 - New insights into how colorectal cancers develop could lead to a targeted approach for using aspirin and other anti-inflammatory drugs to prevent the disease. While regular aspirin use has been shown to lower colorectal cancer risk, the risks associated with frequent use are believed

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