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Tree Nuts will reduce the risk of Colon Cancer

The number one leading cause of death cancer is colon cancer in US men under 50 and the second deadliest cancer for women aged under 50. Since the 90s, technologies have developed and the food intake styles have changed among the young generation, the rates of the disease have increased steeply.

According to the American Cancer Society, estimated the number of colorectal cancers in the United States for 2024 is about 106,590 new cases of colon cancer (54,210 in men and 52,380 in women), and about 46,220 new cases of rectal cancer (27,330 in men and 18,890 in women)

In people younger than 55 years of age, rates have been increasing by 1% to 2% a year since the mid-1990s. At the same time, older than 55 years of age have been decreased due to the early detection from screening processes.

There are some treats will lower the risk of colon cancer according to Dr. Michael Shusterman, a gastrointestinal medical oncologist at NYU Langone’s Perlmutter Cancer Center on Long Island, told Business Insider. He said “There is some evidence to suggest eating tree nuts such as cashews, almonds, macadamia nuts, and hazelnuts may reduce the risk of developing colon cancer.

Dr. Shusterman added certain lifestyle factors can help reduce the risk of developing the disease. It is not easy to change lifestyle completely for the busy hectic hustle-bustle people but narrow it down to fit and focus on small things to start.

Dr. Shusterman said, “Being obese, having type II diabetes, and smoking are all associated with a greater risk of colon cancer. But, they don’t directly necessarily lead to colon cancer. He recommended that patients quit smoking, cut down on alcohol, do some moderate-intensity exercise, eat more fiber, less red meat, and avoid ultra-processed foods as much as possible.”

He added that “eating less red meat, eating more tree nuts, and taking Vitamin D supplements daily” in the hope of reducing the risk of colon cancer and cancers as well.

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