The C.A.M. Report
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Fair, Balanced, and to the Point
  • About this web log

    This blog ran from 2006 to 2016 and was intended as an objective and dispassionate source of information on the latest CAM research. Since my background is in pharmacy and allopathic medicine, I view all CAM as advancing through the development pipeline to eventually become integrated into mainstream medical practice. Some will succeed while others fail. But all are treated fairly here.

  • About the author

    John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at www.Vicus.com, a complementary and alternative medicine website.

  • Common sense considerations

    The material on this weblog is for informational purposes. It is not medical advice or counsel. Be smart, consult your health professional before using CAM.

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    Do fruit and veggies lower colorectal cancer risk?

    It’s controversial.

    Now, researchers at Imperial College, in London, UK, have reviewed the evidence.

    First, the details.

    • 19 studies with statistical evaluation of the colorectal cancer risk associated with fruit and vegetable intake were included.

    And, the results.

    • The relative risk for colorectal cancer for fruits and vegetables was lower with higher intake.
    • For fruits alone, the risk was lowest with the highest intake, with most of the risk reduction occurring when low intake increased to about 100 grams per day.
    • High vegetable intake also offered significant protection; however, the benefits were restricted to colon cancer, with the greatest reduction when intake increased to about 100 grams per day.

    The bottom line?

    The authors concluded, “There is a weak but statistically significant nonlinear inverse association between fruit and vegetable intake and colorectal cancer risk.”

    Not to oversimplify, but eat more fruits and veggies.

    8/28/11 20:35 JR

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