Call us: 1.877.283.7882 | Monday–Friday: 8:00 AM–4:30 PM ET

Private MD News

Home | News | Colon

Dietary habits may increase colon cancer risk

Category: Colon

Dietary habits may increase colon cancer risk   Certain dietary patterns may increase levels of molecule tied to increased risk of receiving a positive colon cancer test, according to a new study presented at the American Association for Cancer Research's International Conference on Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research.

A team of investigators from Simmons College administered dietary questionnaires to a group of women and tracked their health for 22 years. The results showed that those who ate larger quantities of red meat, fish and sugar-sweetened beverages, and consumed less coffee, whole grains and high-fat dairy had significantly higher levels of C-peptide, a compound known to increase cancer risk.

Those who ate this type of diet were shown to be 35 percent more likely to develop colorectal cancer during the study period.

The researchers said that C-peptide is known to be associated with insulin resistance, and that this condition has been shown to increase the risk of colon cancer. This may explain the association between the diet described in the study and the results.

"This research has helped us to put together a fuller picture of what may be going on in terms of mechanisms and the relationship between food and colorectal cancer risk," said lead researcher Teresa Fung.
 ADNFCR-2248-ID-800626393-ADNFCR

Related Articles from Private MD:

Share on Facebook

Subscribe to Private MD Health News RSS Feed: Subscribe

News Categories:

Advanced Lipid Treatment I   Allergy Testing   Anemia and RBC disorders   Autoimmune Diseases   Bariatric Lab Testing   Blood and Blood Diseases   Breast   Cancer Detection and Tumor Markers   Celiac Disease Testing   Chlamydia   Coagulation and blood clotting disorders   Colon   Diabetes   DNA, Paternity and Genetic testing   Drug Screening   Environmental Toxin Testing   Female Specific Tests   Gastrointestinal Diseases   General Health   General Wellness   Heart Health and Cholesterol   Herpes   HIV   HIV monitoring/Treatment/Testing/Post Diagnos   Hormones and Metabolism   Infectious Diseases   Infertility Testing-Male   Infertitlity Hormone Testing   Kidney Diseases   Leukemia and WBC disorders   Liver   Liver Diseases   Lyme Disease   Male Specific Tests   Menopause/Peri-Menopausal Diagnosis   Musculoskeletal Diseases   Organ Specific Testing   Ovarian   Prostate   Sexually Transmitted Diseases   Thyroid Diseases   Transgender Hormone Testing-female to male   Transgender Hormone Testing-Male to Female   Vitamin D Deficiency-Diagnosis and Treatment   

Visit the Health News Archive: Click Here

Questions about online blood testing or how to order a lab test? Click here to get started or call us toll-free at 1.877.283.7882. Our professionals are ready to assist you.

Back to top