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  • FDA grapples with oversight of fecal transplants

    07/13/2014 7:38:56 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun. 26, 2014 1:20 PM EDT | Matthew Perrone
    Imagine a low-cost treatment for a life-threatening infection that could cure up to 90 percent of patients with minimal side effects, often in a few days. It may sound like a miracle drug, but this cutting-edge treatment is profoundly simple—though somewhat icky: take the stool of healthy patients to cure those with hard-to-treat intestinal infections. A small but growing number of physicians have begun using these so-called fecal transplants to treat Clostridium difficile, commonly referred to as C-diff, a bacterial infection that causes nausea, cramping and diarrhea. The germ afflicts a half-million Americans annually and kills about 15,000 of them....
  • Giant inflatable colon to teach about important health issues

    04/18/2014 11:03:13 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 48 replies
    WNDU ^ | 04/18/2014
      Niles, Mich. You can take a tour through an inflatable colon on Friday. It will be on display at Niles High School from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The public is invited to come check it out. It is an interactive display and students will be on site to educate visitors. The giant colon is being presented by Michiana Hematology Oncology. Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in men and women. It is estimated that nearly 127,000 new cases will be diagnosed this year alone.
  • Giant human colon replica gives the inside track – just take off your shoes first

    08/12/2013 1:31:45 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 53 replies
    Metro [UK] ^ | 9 Aug 2013
    If you ever wanted to know what it felt like to crawl through a colon you can now find out after a 40-foot-long model of the human part was created – just don’t wear your shoes. The giant replica is currently on show in Jacksonville, Florida, at the Ostomy Associations of America’s biannual meeting. The colon is used to transfer waste out of the human system and the model, which is four-foot-tall, allows visitors to get up close and personal to their insides. Barbara Heidenreich was excited about the exhibit, she wrote on Twitter: ‘Yesterday there was a giant colon...
  • Volunteer for Group Opposing WI Voter ID Law Charged with Election Fraud

    10/15/2012 6:42:02 PM PDT · by Wisconsinlady · 8 replies
    Media Trackers ^ | 10/15/12 | Brian Sikma
    Voces, as it is commonly called, is one of several groups that filed a lawsuit against Wisconsin’s newly passed voter ID law which requires voters to show a photo ID to confirm identity when they go to the polls. The lawsuit they filed successfully led to the law being suspended by a Dane County court. Members of the Wisconsin Supreme Court have refused to hear the voter ID case before the November 6th election. This means that Wisconsin, a state known for examples of voter fraud, will not be protected by a piece of legislation that mirrors similar election integrity...
  • Mutant gut bacteria reverse colon cancer in lab models

    06/17/2012 3:08:22 PM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 19 replies
    MedicalXpress.com ^ | June 13, 2012 | University of Florida/MedicalXpress
    A mutant form of a meek microbe deals a gutsy blow to colon cancer, University of Florida scientists have discovered. The special bacteria halted abnormal inflammation, reduced precancerous growths and reversed progression of severe cancerous lesions in the large intestines of mice. The findings appear June 11 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. “We have demonstrated that our bacterial treatment can take on established colon cancer,” said principal investigator Mansour Mohamadzadeh, a professor in the UF College of Veterinary Medicine department of infectious diseases and pathology and a faculty member in the UF College of Medicine division...
  • Gwyneth Paltrow’s New $425 GOOP Cleanse ‘A Waste Of Time And Money,’ Say Doctors

    01/09/2012 11:43:11 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 75 replies
    hollywoodlife.com ^ | 01.05.2012 | Bonnie Fuller
    Gwyneth Paltrow released her GOOP newsletter, Jan. 5, promoting her GOOP cleanse kit, which costs $425, but doctors interviewed by HollywoodLife say cleanses have ‘no scientific proven’ value and are ‘complete bunk’! Don’t spend your money or your effort subjecting yourself to actress Gwyneth Paltrow‘s “cleanse” or anyone else’s, say top NYC doctors. “‘Cleansing’ is the equivalent of ’snake oil,’” says NYC internist, Dr. Robert Bos. He adds that “there is no scientific proof” that a cleanse will help give your digestive system a break, eliminate toxins, rebuild beneficial bacteria or give you more energy, as Gwyneth promises in her...
  • Are we supposed to care that Powell is not sold on Obama in 2012???

    08/29/2011 5:58:12 AM PDT · by Why So Serious · 18 replies
    he has totally discredited himself for endorsing the empty Armani suit in 2008!
  • The World's First Self-Propelled Endoscopy Device 'Swims' the Entire Digestive Tract in Mere Hours

    06/23/2011 5:25:01 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 20 replies
    PopSci ^ | June 22, 2011 | Clay Dillow
    Probing colons has never been this much fun. Japanese researchers have developed the world’s first self-propelled endoscopy device, a remote controlled tadpole-like camera that can “swim” through the digestive tack gathering imagery along the way. This kind of endoscopy isn’t wholly new, of course, but previous iterations of ingestible cameras relied on natural muscle contractions to move them through the body. The “Mermaid,” as it is known, simplifies the process by moving quickly through the digestive tract to its destination, whatever that point may be. To speed the process, it can be inserted into the digestive system at either end,...
  • 5 Day Diet Pre Colonoscopy

    09/13/2010 12:40:11 PM PDT · by Global2010 · 121 replies · 2+ views
    September 13 2010
    Ok I know what one can't eat on the 5 days prior to a colonoscopy. What are some meals we can eat? How about compiling a list/thread of can chow down on foods/meal for the week prior? White Bread/Turkey/Mayo is one I can dig. Broiled White fish w/lemon and smoked salt If you care to and are a pro at the colon pre week diet mode please list some ideas other than the usual suggestions. We all now what we can't have the week prior seeds/leafy veggies/celery/fruit (basically things with peels or seeds) red/purple/orange dyes. And the need to be...
  • Hezbollah, Hamas Raise Money for ‘Terrorist Activities’ From Drug Trade in South America....

    06/09/2010 3:59:11 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 5 replies · 107+ views
    CNSNews ^ | June 09, 2010 | Edwin Mora
    (CNSNews.com) - Amid growing concern about the illicit drug trade across the U.S.-Mexico border, the terrorist groups Hezbollah and Hamas have been linked to South American drug trafficking organizations–and the money Hezbollah and Hamas make from narco-trafficking is used to finance their organizations, according to the non-partisan Congressional Research Service (CRS). “International terrorist groups, including Hamas and Hezbollah, have also reportedly raised funding for their terrorist activities through linkages formed with DTOs in South America, particularly those operating in the tri-border area (TBA) of Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina,” stated CRS in an April 30 report. As evidence that Hezbollah and...
  • Grape Seed Extract Halts Cell Cycle, Checking Growth Of Colorectal Tumors In Mice

    11/13/2006 5:32:05 PM PST · by ConservativeMind · 38 replies · 2,245+ views
    Science Daily ^ | October 29, 2006 | American Assoiation of Cancer Research
    Chemicals found in grape seeds significantly inhibited growth of colorectal tumors in both cell cultures and in mice, according to researchers who have already demonstrated the extract's anti-cancer effects in other tumor types. Their study, published in the October 18 issue of Clinical Cancer Research, documented a 44 percent reduction of advanced colorectal tumors in the animals, and also revealed, for the first time, the molecular mechanism by which grape seed extract works to inhibit cancer growth. The authors found that it increases availability of a critical protein, Cip1/p21, in tumors that effectively freezes the cell cycle, and often pushes...
  • Swedish docs cleared over misplaced colon

    07/01/2009 1:49:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 43 replies · 1,000+ views
    The Local ^ | 7 | staff
    Health authorities in Sweden have decided not to punish two doctors who mistakenly stitched a 65-year-old patient’s bladder to his large intestine. The faulty operation took place in January at Malmö University Hospital on a patient who had previously had surgery for an inflamed rectum following treatment for prostate cancer.
  • Is Powell about to get off the fence? (Powell to Endorse McCain on Meet the Press)

    10/17/2008 10:41:10 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 337 replies · 13,957+ views
    boston.com ^ | OCT 18, 2008 | news.google.com
    Powell, who served as President Bush's secretary of state, is to appear on NBC's "Meet the Press," prompting some to suggest that he might use that platform to make the announcement.
  • Virtual Biopsy Can Tell Whether Colon Polyp Is Benign Without Removal, Researchers Say

    05/21/2008 6:41:22 PM PDT · by blam · 8 replies · 130+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 5-22-2008 | American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
    Virtual Biopsy Can Tell Whether Colon Polyp Is Benign Without Removal, Researchers Say ScienceDaily (May 22, 2008) — A probe so sensitive that it can tell whether or not a cell living within the human body is veering towards cancer development may revolutionize how future colonoscopies are done, say researchers from the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla. Investigators have found that technology known as a high resolution confocal endomicroscopy probe system can determine whether a colon polyp is benign (not precancerous) - without having to remove it for examination by a pathologist. Their study, to be presented at the Digestive...
  • Vitamin D And Calcium Influence Cell Death In The Colon, Researchers Find

    04/14/2008 5:29:09 PM PDT · by blam · 21 replies · 174+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 4-14-2008 | Emory University
    Vitamin D And Calcium Influence Cell Death In The Colon, Researchers Find ScienceDaily (Apr. 14, 2008) — Researchers at Emory University are learning how vitamins and minerals in the diet can stimulate or prevent the appearance of colon cancer. Emory investigators will present their findings on biological markers that could influence colon cancer risk in three abstracts at the American Association for Cancer Research meeting in San Diego. In a clinical study of 92 patients, supplementing diet with calcium and vitamin D appeared to increase the levels of a protein called Bax that controls programmed cell death in the colon....
  • GMA Touts Environmentalist Who Boycotts Toilet Paper to Save the Planet

    05/10/2007 1:06:41 PM PDT · by RatherBiased.com · 109 replies · 2,693+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | May 10 2007 | Scott Whitlock
    On Thursday’s "Good Morning America," the ABC program touted a liberal New Yorker who is so concerned about the environment that he refuses to use toilet paper. GMA devoted eight and a half minutes of the May 10 show to promoting the cause of Colin Beaven, a man who, in addition to his bathroom stance, refuses to buy anything in packaging, won’t use transportation, even elevators, and insists that all his food be grown within 250 miles. According to liberal weatherman Sam Champion, who admiringly recounted Mr. Beaven’s story, "The rules may seem a little extreme." A little? Co-anchor Diane...
  • LOL!! Rating disaster for CBS with Katie Couric.

    10/17/2006 6:16:17 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 146 replies · 7,227+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 17 OCT 06 | dcbryan1
    I really, really hope Rush Limbaugh sees and picks this up today. COURIC: CBS 'EVENING NEWS' RATINGS DISASTER Monday, Oct. 16, 2006 NEW YORK CITY WABC 7.1 WNBC 5.3 WCBS 3.7 LOS ANGELES KABC 5.9 KNBC 3.1 KCBS 1.5 WASHINGTON, DC NBC 9.3 ABC 7.8 CBS 2.5
  • (Vanity) Political Limerick 08-12-2006 (running late)

    08/13/2006 1:08:19 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 1 replies · 211+ views
    grey_whiskers ^ | 08-13-2006 | grey _whiskers
    See for example this thread first. Warning: crude humor, non-sexual. Trying to make it scroll down, so I don't get too many complaints. OK, trying now. This story is too good to pass [Editor's note: sorry 'bout that!] A cure for Fidel Castro's gas Listen to Chavez and do what he says Fidel, just blow it out your ass!
  • Jeffrey_D is Home and wants to thank all of you

    05/02/2006 11:52:41 AM PDT · by Jeffrey_D. · 28 replies · 1,586+ views
    To: All I'd like to thank everyone here for all your prayers and support the past 10 days. It has meant so much to me and my family. As you know there was NO cancer and because my descending colon takes a few turns and "s" curves, I still have more colon than most people!!! As it turns out, the radiation therapy that I had in 1974, which shriveled two arteries by 1996 leading to an arterial bypass, is the culprit once again. My transverse colon was shriveled and fused to my spleen. The Doctor was unable to separate the...
  • What Katie (Couric) did next: why do they care so much?

    04/09/2006 10:43:38 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 69 replies · 1,848+ views
    The Times ^ | April 10, 2006 | Gerard Baker
    This week is the first of a new epoch in American history. It might come to be known by historians as the Post-NBC-Couric Age, or possibly The Second Era of Katie. It is the first full week after Katie Couric announced that she was leaving the television network NBC to join the television network CBS. You may not have heard of Ms Couric. She is a perky, personable 49-year-old TV presenter. After 16 years as co-anchor of Today, the long-running breakfast show, she has jumped ship to host the main evening news at the rival network CBS. Now in Britain...
  • Pataki Remains Hospitalized; No Discharge Date Set

    02/28/2006 8:22:34 PM PST · by george76 · 26 replies · 1,102+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | 27 February 2006 | (AP)
    Gov. George Pataki remained hospitalized Monday nearly a week after undergoing a surgery to correct a postoperative complication related to an emergency appendectomy. Pataki, 60, continued eating some food Monday but also remained on intravenous nutrition and antibiotics to reduce the risk of an abscess... `The governor's doctors have indicated that there has been a slow return of normal digestive function because of the ruptured appendix,'' ... Pataki was originally to be released two days after the Feb. 16 appendectomy. ``The governor continues to be in good spirits and is reading, walking around and conducting state business,'' ...
  • N.Y. Governor Undergoes Second Operation

    02/21/2006 7:13:16 PM PST · by george76 · 17 replies · 991+ views
    Fox News ^ | 2-21 | Associated Press
    Gov. George Pataki, showing no improvement five days after surgeons removed his appendix, was transferred Tuesday to a New York City hospital and underwent another operation. Doctors operated to alleviate a blockage in Pataki's digestive system, said his spokesman, David Catalfamo. Afterward, the governor was "awake, alert and resting comfortably," ... A blockage following abdominal surgery is relatively rare, said Daniel Herron, an assistant professor of surgery at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Manhattan.
  • Scientists may have found meat link to colon cancer

    02/01/2006 8:45:27 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 68 replies · 1,467+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 2/1/06 | Patricia Healey
    LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists said on Tuesday they may have found a reason why eating too much red meat increases the risk of colorectal cancer. By studying cells from volunteers eating different diets, they discovered that red meat raises levels of compounds in the large bowel, which can alter DNA and increase the likelihood of cancer. "It is the first definite link between red meat and the very first stage in cancer," said Professor Sheila Bingham, of the Medical Research Council Dunn Nutrition Unit in Cambridge, England. In earlier research, Bingham and her team showed there was a strong correlation...
  • Prayers for In-Laws, Please.

    12/20/2005 3:37:44 PM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 6 replies · 194+ views
    Prayer FREEPers | 12/20/05 | Recovering_Democrat
    Hi friends. Please submit two individuals to your prayer list and prayer chains: "Rich" and "Dot", (my nicknames for them); my father-in-law and mother-in-law. Both are in their 70s.Rich is in intensive care; he's got clots in his heart and legs, beginning of cirrosis of the liver (he rarely drinks!) and a weird "spot" on his colon. The doc says Rich's prognosis is very serious, but treatable. Pray, too (and most importantly) for Rich to turn his heart fully to God. He's been distant, probably non-believing, for most of his life. His father became a cultist and left the family...
  • Ketchikan Health Fair to feature the Colossal Colon

    10/25/2005 9:43:20 PM PDT · by skeptoid · 50 replies · 716+ views
    http://www.sitnews.us/ ^ | October 25, 2005 | Ketchikan General Hospital
    Ketchikan, Alaska - The Ketchikan Health Fair, Alaska's largest single site health fair, will take place on Saturday, November 5th, 8am to 1pm at the Plaza Mall. This year the Health Fair will feature the first Alaska visit of The Colossal Colon (nicknamed Coco). Coco's visit is sponsored by Ketchikan General Hospital, First City Council on Cancer, Ketchikan CHARR, and the City of Ketchikan. Cancer of the colon and/or rectum is diagnosed in more than 140,000 Americans yearly. "And this isn't a disease limited to the elderly," said Deborah Aaron, MD, Chair of the KGH Cancer Committee and one of...
  • Vitamin B6 Cuts Colon Cancer Risk (High daily intake reduced odds by 58 percent)

    05/05/2005 6:41:47 AM PDT · by truthandlife · 20 replies · 1,044+ views
    Health Day News ^ | 5/6/05 | Kathleen Doheny
    High daily levels of vitamin B6 may reduce the risk of getting colon cancer by 58 percent, claims a new study from Harvard Medical School. The research, published in the May 4 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, builds on other studies that have already indicated a strong preventive effect from the vitamin. "There are several smaller studies that have found a protective effect from dietary intakes of B6," said lead researcher Esther K. Wei, an instructor in medicine at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital. However, "this is the first large study of women...
  • Tony Snow has colon cancer ["Bad news, good prognosis"]

    02/14/2005 8:15:31 AM PST · by ladtx · 674 replies · 39,062+ views
    Fox News ^ | 14 Feb 2005 | me
    I just heard Tony Snow say he has colon cancer.
  • Woman Wants To Cleanse Colons In Her Home

    01/03/2005 5:08:54 AM PST · by Ellesu · 397 replies · 7,461+ views
    local6.com ^ | 01/02/05
    LOGAN, Utah -- A woman is fighting the City Council in Providence to issue her a permit to run a colon-cleansing service out of her home. Colon hydrotherapy is a licensed procedure in other states, but in Utah is considered only a homeopathic method. Colette Yates says she has invested two years and roughly $40,000 on her home business, which focuses on removing waste from the large intestine by injecting water into the colon, where it loosens and softens waste. The water is injected through the rectum. The Providence Planning Commission recently recommended denial of Yates' request for a permit...
  • Live and learn from my loss (Cynthia Tucker)

    03/27/2004 10:07:47 PM PST · by where's_the_Outrage? · 23 replies · 187+ views
    The Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | March 5, 2003 | Cynthia Tucker
    It has been 20 years since he died -- how can that be! -- and I miss him still. He left our lives too soon. Among his four children, he missed a medical school graduation, two marriages and the birth of his only grandchild. He would have adored her, with her mop of sandy curls and bright brown eyes. He would have set aside the standards of discipline with which he reared his children -- no idle hands, no impudence, no acting out in public (and very little in private) -- to spoil her hopelessly. My father's death in March...
  • SAWYER SENSATIONS: 'GOOD MORNING AMERICA' PASSES 'TODAY' IN TOP 10 UPSET

    03/04/2004 10:49:44 AM PST · by aShepard · 21 replies · 268+ views
    drudge | 3/4/04 | drudge
    SAWYER SENSATIONS: 'GOOD MORNING AMERICA' PASSES 'TODAY' IN TOP 10 UPSET Rare good news at the Magic Kingdom as ABC's GOOD MORNING AMERICA takes 9 of the nation's top 10 markets away from NBC's TODAY show! Wednesday morning ratings show GMA passing TODAY in audience levels in major markets. GMA's only turbulence: a tie in San Fran and a 5% deficit to TODAY in Los Angeles. Otherwise, it's ABC's Diane Sawyer over NBC's Kaitie Couric in America's lucrative Wake-up War. GOOD MORNING AMERICA is expanding its status as urban darling -- to a potential national leader. "There are a few...
  • Highly Active Compound Found In Coffee May Prevent Colon Cancer

    10/15/2003 9:21:46 AM PDT · by blam · 32 replies · 390+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 10-15-2003 | American Chemical Society
    Source: American Chemical Society Date: 2003-10-15 Highly Active Compound Found In Coffee May Prevent Colon Cancer Drinking coffee may help prevent colon cancer, according to a group of researchers in Germany. They identified a potent antioxidant compound in the popular brew that appears in animal studies to boost the activity of phase II enzymes, which are thought to protect against colon cancer, the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. The study is scheduled to appear in the Nov. 5 issue of the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Chemical Society,...
  • 'Katie Couric Effect' boosts colonoscopy rates

    07/14/2003 9:35:17 PM PDT · by Brett66 · 7 replies · 707+ views
    USA Today ^ | 7/14/03 | Michelle Healy
    <p>NBC Today show host Katie Couric is a veteran soldier in the battle for TV ratings, but a medical study says she's also a champion in the fight to increase colon cancer screenings.</p> <p>When Couric underwent a colonoscopy live on national TV in March 2000, colonoscopy rates nationwide jumped more than 20% in the days and months that followed. The live colonoscopy was part of a weeklong series promoting colon cancer awareness.</p>
  • Getting the inside story on health of your colon [Dave Barry!]

    04/27/2003 10:08:34 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 19 replies · 332+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | Apr. 27, 2003 | Dave Barry
    So there I was, on hands and knees, crawling through a 40-foot long, four-foot-high, human colon. It wasn't a real colon, of course. No human has a colon that size, except maybe Marlon Brando, and I'm sure he has security people to prevent media access.
  • Crawl-through colon helps spread the word on colon cancer

    02/17/2003 3:42:04 PM PST · by Libloather · 25 replies · 323+ views
    News & Record ^ | 2/17/03 | ERIN CUNNINGHAM
    Crawl-through colon helps spread the word on colon cancer 2-17-03 By ERIN CUNNINGHAM, Staff Writer News & Record Eat a nice, hearty breakfast, run a few errands, then go to UNC-Chapel Hill and follow the path of your bacon and eggs. A 40-foot-long, crawl-through colon is on a 20-city tour throughout the U.S., spreading the word about colon cancer. Wednesday it arrives in Chapel Hill, where the public is invited to spend some time in the large intestine. The Colossal Colon Tour, featuring local speakers, hands-on exhibits and the guest of honor, "Colossal" itself, will help kick off National Colorectal...
  • Is there a Doctor in the Forum? (Dilated Colon)

    01/24/2003 7:20:52 PM PST · by M.K. Borders · 5 replies · 421+ views
    24 January 2003 | Vanity Post
    Just got the wife back from the hospital after she suffered a blown lower back disk. ER Dr. sez the x-ray shows a "dilated colon".Will see the family DR Saturday, but I'm wondering if anyone could give me some insight on this condition? What are the ramifications of such a condition?
  • Terror suspect ordered jailed: Detroiter, roommates planning attacks, U.S. says

    04/06/2002 2:06:55 AM PST · by sarcasm · 8 replies · 416+ views
    Detroit Free Press ^ | April 6, 2002 | DAVID ASHENFELTER
    <p>An Algerian man and two roommates who were arrested in Detroit a week after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks were planning to conduct holy war against the United States, a federal prosecutor said in court Friday.</p> <p>Assistant U.S. Attorney Richard Convertino said Farouk Ali-Haimoud, 21, of Detroit was trying to smuggle automatic weapons and people into the United States with phony documents to carry out terrorist activities.</p>
  • Bush To Hand Over Power During Colon Examination

    06/28/2002 3:08:47 PM PDT · by blam · 40 replies · 303+ views
    Ananova ^ | 6-28-2002
    Bush to hand over power during colon examination George W Bush says he'll temporarily transfer his powers to Dick Cheney while he's sedated for a colon examination. Doctors have recommended him to have a colonoscopy because they've found benign polyps during previous examinations. A senior White House official says the procedure could take an hour or so. The president says he's decided to transfer his powers to the vice president because the nation is at war. He said Mr Cheney will be "standing by - realising he's not going to be president that long." The procedure will be conducted at...
  • (1)Calcium May Lower Colon Cancer Risk(2)Milk (calcium)Consumption and (increase in) Prostate Cancer

    03/20/2002 8:36:24 AM PST · by US admirer · 2 replies · 342+ views
    (1) AP, (2) www.pcrm.org ^ | (1) March 19 2002, (2) Feb 5, 2002 | (1) ASSOCIATED PRESS (2) Neal D. Barnard, M.D.
    (1) Calcium may lower colon cancer risk March 19 — Among people with low-calcium diets, even a modest increase in the nutrient appears to lower the risk of some types of colon cancer by about half, researchers report. In a study appearing this week in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, researchers at Harvard evaluated the diet and colon cancer history of 135,000 men and women in two large health surveys. They found that those who consumed 700 to 800 milligrams of calcium daily significantly reduced their risk of left-side colon cancer by 40 to 50 percent. “We did...