ABCs Keep Colon Cancer at Bay


What do Brussels sprouts, broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower have in common? According to a new  study published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, these cruciferous veggies are associated with a decreased risk of colon cancer. Throw in a good measure of A’s, as in apples, and people can also reduce their risk of distal colon cancer, report researchers from the Western Australian Institute for Medical Research at the University of Western Australia and Deakin University, in Victoria, Australia. The investigation examined the potential link between fruits and vegetables and three cancers in different parts of the bowel.

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  1. Colon polyps are cancers that form inside the colon. Most have the potential to become melanoma, with large polyps or those that show a higher degree of cancer change the most likely to progress. Cancer of the colon is the second most common melanoma in European cultures. Individuals with close relatives who have had colon melanoma, and the ones with inflamation related intestinal condition, such as Crohn’s condition and ulcerative colitis, are at dangerous for colon melanoma. Genetic polyposis, an got condition recognized by frequent development of colon polyps, also improves the chance of colon cancer.

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