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Articles June 2018 Issue

Diet-Related Inflammation and Colorectal Cancer

Study connects the inflammatory potential of dietary patterns to higher risk for a common cancer.

Excluding skin cancers, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in the US, with 140,000 new cases forecast for 2018. Research has linked dietary factors to colorectal cancer risk. Processed meats are associated with higher risk, whereas high-fiber diets are associated with lower risk, although it is unclear how this happens.

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