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Fiber-Rich Diet Boosts Survival From Colon Cancer

Posted 2 Nov 2017 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Nov. 2, 2017 – A diet rich in fiber may lessen the chances of dying from colon cancer, a new study suggests. Among people treated for non-metastatic colon cancer, every 5 grams of fiber added to their diet reduced their odds of dying by nearly 25 percent, said lead researcher Dr. Andrew Chan. He is an associate professor in the department of medicine at Harvard Medical School. "What ...

Lots of Red Meat May Be Tied to Gut Disorder in Men

Posted 10 Jan 2017 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Jan. 10, 2017 – Men who eat a lot of red meat may have a higher risk of a painful inflammatory condition of the colon, a new study suggests. The disorder, called diverticulitis, causes severe abdominal pain, nausea and constipation. And it can lead to complications such as tears or blockages in the colon. The new study found that men who ate the most red meat were 58 percent more likely ...

Health Highlights: Nov. 26, 2016

Posted 27 Nov 2016 by Drugs.com

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Fidel Castro Dies at 90 Fidel Castro, Cuban revolutionary and the island nation's leader for much of the past 60 years, died at 90 years of age on Friday. According to The New York Times, Cuban state television announced the death of the communist leader, who had been in declining health for ...

Age-Related Colon Condition Not Cause for Alarm, Study Says

Posted 5 Dec 2013 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Dec. 5, 2013 – Diverticulosis – a medical problem characterized by pouches in the lining of the colon – is much less risky than previously believed, a new study contends. Previous research concluded that up to one-quarter of people with diverticulosis will develop a painful and sometimes serious infection called diverticulitis. But this new 15-year study shows that the risk is ...

Health Tip: Is Diverticular Disease Causing Problems?

Posted 5 Aug 2013 by Drugs.com

-- Diverticular disease, which includes diverticulosis and diverticulitis, occurs when inflamed pouches form from bulging weak spots in the intestines. The National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse says common symptoms of diverticular disease include: Bloating and/or pain in the lower abdomen, particularly tenderness on the lower left side. Pain may gradually increase, or come and ...

Common Gastro Disease Occurs Even With High-Fiber Diet

Posted 27 Jan 2012 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Jan. 27 – Eating a high-fiber diet does not lower a person's risk of diverticulosis, but a low-fiber diet might, according to a new study that contradicts what doctors have believed for decades. Diverticulosis is a disease of the intestines in which pouches develop in the colon wall. Researchers at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine analyzed data from more than 2,100 ...

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