I will share a few articles from the June issue of The American Journal of medicine Volume 125 #6
Page 551 Fish consumption and Colorectal cancer
A few interesting points
#1 there are over 1 million cases of colorectal cancer diagnosed each year and 655,000 deaths each
year world wide
#2 Life style plays a role in the risk of having colorectal cancer , smoking , alcohol consumption ,
low intake of Vit B6 and diet in general . Dietary factors are estimated to contribute to about
one half of all colorectal cancer cases.
#3 Studies done in Finland and Sweden suggest that higher fish consumption is associated with
lower risk of colorectal cancer . Other studies have fail to show a relationship between fish
consumption and colon cancer
#4 rectal tissue and colon tissue are derived from different embryonic tissue and may not respond the
same even though they are connected.
This article is a Meta analysis of 41 different studies and they concluded that fish consumption has
preventative effects on colorectal cancer . They were unable to determine if the kind of fish, how it
was prepared or the amount was important.
Have you had a colonoscopy done ?
Do you know what the current recommendations are ?
Tomorrow . More on colon cancer
Have fun , Be Smart ask your doctor about having a colonoscope.