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The inflammatory effect of the diet may increase the risk of colorectal cancer

Food has a great influence on our body and can be key when preventing degenerative diseases such as cancer. This is what a recent study confirms that the inflammatory effect of the diet may increase the risk of colorectal cancer.

Pro-inflammatory diet and more colon and rectal cancer

The study published in the journal Nutrients evaluated through more than 8000 cases and controls the effect of the diet on the chances of suffering from colorectal and breast cancer.

The rate of inflammation of the diet was estimated by evaluating more than 30 nutrients and also the non-enzymatic antioxidant capacity of the diet.

Thus, it was observed that Those who eat a diet with greater inflammatory effect are at greater risk of developing colorectal cancer or, colon and rectal cancer. The chances of developing the disease are greater if added to a pro-inflammatory diet there is a diet low in antioxidants.

For breast cancer the increased risk was not very high and therefore, the results are not solid as they are for colorectal cancer.

Apparently one diet rich in meats, saturated fats, trans fats and the best western style has a high inflammatory index and could increase the chances of developing colorectal cancer. While the opposite effect occurs with high adherence to the Mediterranean diet.

Definitely, our diet can generate an inflammatory state and produce a high degree of oxidative stress which leads to degeneration and cell damage that eventually causes cancer. Therefore, nothing better than eating a lot of fiber, abundant amounts of fruits and vegetables rich in antioxidants and healthy fats that benefit the body.

Video: Colorectal Cancer Q&A (February 2020).

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