Nut consumption reduces risk of bowel cancer in women

May 08, 2015 18:52
Nut consumption reduces risk of bowel cancer in women

Cancer attacks are common nowadays. Many scientists have found ways to prevent the attack of different types of cancers by the food we take. Recently the study from European Journal of Clinical Nutrition has revealed the ways to prevent the risk of bowel cancers.

The researchers analysed 75, 680 women in the Nurses’ Health study, with no previous history of cancer. During the study, the subjects consumed one-once serving of nuts, including tree nuts (such as almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamias, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios and walnuts), two or more times per week had a 13 percent lower risk of colorectal cancer compared to those who rarely consumed nuts.

Ying Bao, the lead researcher said that while this association was not statistically significant, a possible inverse association was suggested and this has been observed in previous prospective studies as well. Usually the risk of colorectal cancer is higher among women with excess body weight and type 2 Diabetes. As the nuts have been associated with the less weight gain and decreases risk of type 2 diabetes, increasing nut consumption may result in reduced risk of developing colorectal cancer.

Nuts have many health and beauty benefits, along with that it also reduces risk of colorectal cancer in women.

By Lizitha

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