Credit: istockphoto.com/kabVisio For a long time, the Mediterranean diet has been associated with prevention of cardiovascular diseases, cancer prevention, and overall health, but it was not known which elements of the diet actually prevent cancer. Various studies are being conducted to find the effect of Mediterranean diet on colorectal cancer. One such study was presented at the ESMO 19th World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer. It recommends people to include fruits and fish in the diet and prevent soft drinks. Including fish and fruits and barring soft drinks reduced the risk of pre-cancerous colorectal lesion by 30% compared to those who didn’t eat any of the components of the Mediterranean diet.AdvertisementMediterranean Diet for Cancer Prevention: Diet May Reduce Intestinal polyps in Colorectal Cancer The study tried to find out the relation between the components of the diet taken separately or in combination, and the risk of developing advanced colorectal polyps. For the study, 808 people undergoing screening or diagnostic colonoscopies were given a dietary questionnaire to know the details of their daily meals. The participants also took part in a medical and lifestyle interview. They were aged between 40 and 70 years and didn’t have a high risk of CRC. Adherence to… Read full this story
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