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Tree nuts linked to lower colon cancer risk

Tree nuts linked to lower colon cancer risk Tree nuts linked to lower colon cancer risk

Patients coping with cancer know that medicine can make a difference in their quality of life and their treatment. However, more research shows that incorporating healthy foods into their diet can make a difference with lowering the risk of colon cancer.

Researchers from the American Society of Clinical Oncology studied over 800 patients with late stage colon cancer. Patients who ate 2 ounces of tree nuts - which include hazelnuts, cashews, almonds and walnuts - per week saw a 42 percent lower risk of their cancer returning and nearly 60 percent lower chance of death.

Consuming tree nuts has correlated with other positive health benefits. Individuals who incorporate them into their diets can also reduce the risk of heart disease and Type 2 diabetes. Stay tuned for more from Interim Healthcare.

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