Category Archives: Cancer

Rectal Cancer Rate Increases for Young People

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The incidence of rectal cancer among people aged 40 years old and below has been increasing over the past years. This is true for all races and whether one is a man or a woman.

Using time-series data (from 1973 to 2005), taken from the Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results cancer register which covers 7,661 colon and rectal cancer patients age 40 and below, researchers concluded that the rectal cancer rate is increasing among people age 40 and below.

The study, which was published in the journal Cancer, shows that rectal cancer overall rates rose annually by 3.8 percent from 1984 to 2005. In contrast, colon cancer remained basically flat in people age 40 and below during the recent decades.

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Black Rice Health Benefits: It’s an Anti-Cancer Superfood

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Black Rice Health Benefits: It’s an Anti-Cancer Superfood. Is black rice the new anti-cancer super-food? Research scientists from the University of Louisiana have found that black rice grown in the southern United States is packed with healthy fibers and plant compound which can help combat heart disease and cancer.

According to the researchers, who presented their findings at the 240th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society in Boston, black rice contains boosted levels of water-soluble anthocyanin antioxidants which help protect our arteries and prevent DNA damage that leads to cancer. Anthocyanin is also found in fruits and vegetables, such as blueberries and red peppers.

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