Fish Tied to Lower Colon Cancer Risk, Study. People who eat plenty of fish may have a lower risk of colon and rectal cancers, a new report suggests. The finding comes from an analysis of 41 past studies on the link between fish in the diet and new diagnoses and deaths from colorectal cancer. Fish Consumption and Colorectal Cancer Risk in Humans: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.
Study Shows Canola Oil Protects Against Colon Cancer. A first-of-its-kind study of canola oil finds that it reduces the size and incidence of colon tumors in laboratory animals, a South Dakota State University scientist says. The research suggests using canola oil in household cooking may protect against colon cancer development. Chemopreventive effects of dietary canola oil on colon cancer development.
Fighting Cancer at Your Local Indian Restaurant. Turmeric, a bright yellow spice from south Asia belonging to the ginger family, is the main ingredient in curries — and ancient wisdom suggests that it's also good for your health. Taking this wisdom to the laboratory, Tel Aviv University researchers have discovered that turmeric's active ingredient called curcumin amplifies the therapeutic activity of highly toxic anti-inflammatory drugs used to fight colon cancer when used at high doses. Chemopreventive effects of Coltect, a novel dietary supplement, alone and in combination with 5-aminosalicylic acid in 1,2-dimethylhydrazine-induced colon cancer in rats.
Black Raspberries May Prevent Colon Cancer. Compounds found in black raspberries are effective in preventing colorectal cancer tumors in mice, according to a new study. Black Raspberries Inhibit Intestinal Tumorigenesis in Apc1638+/− and Muc2−/− Mouse Models of Colorectal Cancer.
Fish Oil Linked to Increased Risk of Colon Cancer in Mice. Fish oil - long encouraged by doctors as a supplement to support heart and joint health, among other benefits - induced severe colitis (inflammation of the large intestine) and colon cancer in mice in research led by Michigan State University. Dietary fish oil alters T lymphocyte cell populations and exacerbates disease in a mouse model of inflammatory colitis.