No. No diet can prevent it but a low meat and high fiber diet is believed to help reduce your risk of developing colon cancer.
Maybe. Some evidence suggest a high fiber, limited red meat, taking calcium supplements and a baby Aspirin might lower the incidence. Getting a colonoscope and taking out polyps if they occur starting at age 50 will also have a significant impact on lowering your colon cancer risk. Hope this helps.
Depends. The best diet to minimize the risk of colon cancer is a high fiber hi fluids and low red meat and processed or smoked foods. No diet will prevent colon cancer but a proper diet can reduce your risk.
Colon cancer. Unfortunetly there are no special diets. Fiber is probably the only reasonable product to improve bowel movements and decrease straining.
The idea. Is appealing, in that it promotes regularity, and a theory of duration of carcinogens as cause of colorectal cancer makes sense. However, I do not know that there are objective, controlled data, i.E one group got it, the other group a placebo, and follow up for many years.
Possibly. A recent study (burn et al 2011, lancet) suggests that an Aspirin a day reduces cancer risk in carriers of hereditary colorectal cancer. Further studies need to be completed to evaluate an Aspirin regimen for risk reduction of sporadic (non-inherited) colon cancers.
Maybe. There is some evidence that certain medications that reduce inflammation (called cox-2 inhibitors) may lower colon cancer risk. This has not been proven with aspirin.
High fiber diet. You may not be able to prevent colon cancer but eating a high fiber diet will decrease your risk significantly. Studies have shown that populations that eat a large amount of unprocessed food, like whole grains, fruits and vegetables instead of hot dogs, have a low incidence of colon cancer. Nitrates in processed meats should especially be avoided if you are pursuing a colon healthy diet.
Lifestyle. Nothing can prevent colon cancer, but high fiber diet, low fat, minimal alcohol, low red meat, can all be helpful.
Check. Occult blood testing in your stool, do not eat much red meat, take a baby Aspirin a day and after a certain age have routine colonoscopies every 5 years if all is clear. Anybody in the family with the condition?
Need more info. Screening colonoscopy is perhaps the short answer. The earliest age which any member of your family had colon cancer, get started on colonoscopic screening at an age 10 years younger than that. For more information on this topic, you may consult this site: http://www. Cancer. Gov/types/colorectal/patient/colorectal-prevention-pdq.
Several ways. First, good genetics. Second, have a good exercise program and a healthy diet. Thirdly, get regular screening. Possibly beneficial is taking a daily Aspirin (if you are the right age, lots of reasons for and against so check with your doctor first). Possibly beneficial is taking a multivitamin. Screening is very important. Keep your weight healthy.
Diet and endoscopy. A low fat diet is essential. Testing the stool for occult blood yearly starting at the age of 40. Starting metamucil daily at age 50 and colonoscopy at age 50 will help.