Chicken Consumption Cuts Colon Cancer Risk

by Sheela Philomena on  June 25, 2013 at 1:17 PM Cancer News   - G J E 4
Chicken consumption during teenage years may reduce the risk of developing colon cancer, finds new study.
 Chicken Consumption Cuts Colon Cancer Risk
Chicken Consumption Cuts Colon Cancer Risk

The study of about 20,000 women, found women who consumed more chicken when they were teens had lower risks of suffering from colorectal adenomas - benign tumours, which may progress into colon cancer, Fox News reported.

The researchers found that substituting one serving per day of red meat with a serving of chicken or fish could reduce rectal and advanced adenomas' risk by about 40 percent.

Researchers wrote in their study that Colorectal carcinogenesis is a long process which may take several decades, and the initial steps of carcinogenesis could occur at young ages.

19,771 women in the age group of 34 - 51 gave answered questions about their diet when they were teenagers and over 10 years, 1,494 of women were found to be suffering from colorectal adenomas of which 305 were in an advanced stage.

The study has been published in the American Journal of Epidemiology.

Source: ANI

Post your Comments

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
User Avatar
* Your comment can be maximum of 2500 characters
Notify me when reply is posted I agree to the terms and conditions

You May Also Like