Combating Colon Cancer

Combating Colon Cancer

We know now that eating low-fat, healthful meals lowers overall cancer risk, but can we go further to specify which foods will protect which vulnerable body parts? Yes, to a degree, nutritionists say. One example: For people who have a family history of colon cancer, or those who are trying to prevent recurrences, try combining soy foods with turmeric, a spice that is gaining in popularity in the U.S. While soy foods have been linked to lower rates of colon, breast and prostate cancers, turmeric contains a powerful antioxidant called curcumin. That nutrient, which prevents cellular damage, has been linked to lower rates of colon cancer. A casserole or stir-fry containing both soy and turmeric could provide a one-two punch. 

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