Animal research: eating less may prevent colon cancer

April 30, 2002 in Cancer Prevention, Gastrointestinal Health, Nutrition Topics in the News

Animal research: eating less may prevent colon cancer

Preliminary studies in mice suggest that smaller portions and healthier food choices may be key in keeping the colon cancer free. Cancer-prone mice fed either a restricted-calorie diet or a diet rich in olive oil, fruits and vegetables were up to 60% less likely to develop pre-cancerous colon polyps compared with mice fed regular diets.

The findings suggest that individuals who want to prevent intestinal and colon cancers avoid overeating and consume a healthier diet rich in healthy oils and high in fruits and vegetables.

Numerous studies have supported the notion that the simple act of cutting back on daily calories can bring longer, healthier life. And nutritionists concur that diets packed with fruits, vegetables and healthy oil work to fight a range of diseases.

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