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Colon Cancer Prevention

Also indexed as:Cancer, Colon
Studies show that diet and lifestyle changes may reduce risk of getting this cancer. According to research or other evidence, the following self-care steps may be helpful.
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Studies show that diet and lifestyle changes may reduce risk of getting this cancer. According to research or other evidence, the following self-care steps may be helpful.
  • Eat risk-reducing foods

    Load up on healthy portions of fiber, tomato products, cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, kale, cabbage, Brussels sprouts), garlic, and onions, and eat less meat

  • Try selenium supplementation

    Taking 200 mcg a day of this essential trace mineral may offer protection against a variety of cancers

  • Go for green tea

    Drink several cups of green tea a day to benefit from the protective polyphenols found in tea leaves

  • Try vitamin C

    Vitamin C has been shown to improve precancerous conditions in at-risk people

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The information presented in Aisle7 is for informational purposes only. It is based on scientific studies (human, animal, or in vitro), clinical experience, or traditional usage as cited in each article. The results reported may not necessarily occur in all individuals. Self-treatment is not recommended for life-threatening conditions that require medical treatment under a doctor's care. For many of the conditions discussed, treatment with prescription or over the counter medication is also available. Consult your doctor, practitioner, and/or pharmacist for any health problem and before using any supplements or before making any changes in prescribed medications. Information expires June 2015.