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    1. Obesity Ups Women’s Colon Cancer Risk

      Oct. 15, 2007 (Philadelphia) -- Obesity more than doubles a woman’s risk of developing colon cancer or growths that can lead to colon cancer, researchers say. That puts obesity as women’s No. 1 risk factor for the disease, a study of more than 1,200 women suggests. Women who are heavy smokers or ove

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    2. Removing Colon Polyps Cuts Death Risk

      Oct. 15, 2007 (Philadelphia) -- An initial colonoscopy during which the colon is cleared of precancerous polyps significantly reduces deaths from colon cancer -- even if there are no follow-up exams, researchers report. In a 20-year study of more than 2,500 people, the risk of dying from colon cance

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    3. Virtual Colonoscopy Nears Prime Time

      Oct. 3, 2007 - Flying through your colon in virtual reality, Perry Pickhardt, MD, says he can find early colon cancer at least as well as a gastroenterologist using a very real colonoscope. A new study backs up this boast by comparing colon cancer screening with virtual colonoscopy to screening with

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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. ‘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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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