Fruit, vegetable intake prevents colorectal cancer in men.Fruit and vegetable consumption may protect against colorectal cancer colorectal cancer
Malignant tumour of the large intestine (colon) or rectum. Risk factors include age (after age 50), family history of colorectal cancer, chronic inflammatory bowel diseases, benign polyps, physical inactivity, and a diet high in fat. in men, according to according to
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3. a study conducted in Hawaii and California. *
A total of 85,903 men and 105,108 women aged 45 to 75 years completed detailed questionnaires on health characteristics and dietary habits, especially fruit, vegetable, and grain intake, and were then monitored for colorectal cancer occurrence. After an average of seven years, 2,110 participants developed colorectal cancer.
Among men, high levels of fruit and vegetable consumption were associated with significantly lower colorectal cancer risk. For women, fruit and vegetable intake achieved a small reduction in cancer risk that was not statistically meaningful. Intake of grains also had no significant effect in either sex.
The results in men were consistent across all five ethnic groups studied (whites, blacks, Latinos, Native Hawaiians This is a list of notable Native Hawaiians:
The rectum is the portion of the large bowel that lies in the pelvis, terminating at the anus. Cancer of the rectum is the disease characterized by the development of malignant cells in the lining or epithelium of the rectum. .
--Laura J. Ninger, ELS
* Nomura AM, Wilkens LR, Murphy SP, et al. Association of vegetable, fruit, and grain intakes with colorectal cancer: the Multiethnic Cohort Study. Am J Clin Nutr. 2008 Sep;88(3):730-7.