Diets May be Major Contributors for High Genetic Colon Cancer Risk

Diets May be Major Contributors for High Genetic Colon Cancer Risk

A latest study published in the journal Cancer by a team of analysts from the Wageningen University in the Netherlands is claiming that the risk of genetic colon cancer in people is mostly high because of the diets they take in.

It is being said that the ones who depend highly on junk food for their meals are at higher risks than others, who are at risk of the disease.

As many as 486 people with Lynch syndrome were enrolled in the study, since they are expected to develop colorectal and endometrial cancers later in Western countries. However, in Asia, the chances are that people with the syndrome would develop stomach cancer.

The team says that the ones without the syndrome, if develop colon cancer, diet has probably played a major role. It might be red and processed meat and it may be alcohol. Asking participants about their diets, it was noted that the ones on junk food diet showed a different risk of development of colon tumors.

"These patients have very high risk because of this genetic mutation they have, but it might be that they could reduce the number of tumors by having a healthier lifestyle", lead author Akke Botma was quoted as saying.

 

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