Digestion

Peer-Reviewed Scientific Articles​

Association between red meat consumption and colon cancer: A systematic review of experimental results

URL: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1535370217693117

Journal: Experimental Biology and Medicine

Publication Date: 02/2017

Summary: There is currently insufficient evidence to confirm a mechanistic link between the intake of red meat as part of a healthy dietary pattern and colorectal cancer risk.

Key Takeaways

There is no good evidence to link meat consumption to colorectal cancer risk

Worried Meat Will Increase Your Risk for Colon Cancer? Don't Be

Effect of dietary fiber on constipation: A meta analysis

URL: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3544045/

Journal: World Journal of Gastroenterology

Publication Date: 12/2012

Summary: Dietary fiber intake can obviously increase stool frequency in patients with constipation. It does not obviously improve stool consistency, treatment success, laxative use and painful defecation.

Key Takeaways

While increased fiber in the diet can increase number of bowel movements if you are constipated, the increased fiber does not improve pain with bowel movements, successful treatment of constipation, or stool quality.

Fiber Is Not An Effective Treatment For Constipation

Stopping or reducing dietary fiber intake reduces constipation and its associated symptoms

URL: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3435786/

Journal: World Journal of Gastroenterology

Publication Date: 09/2012

Summary: Idiopathic constipation and its associated symptoms can be effectively reduced by stopping or even lowering the intake of dietary fiber.

Key Takeaways

Reduced intake of fiber can improve constipation.

Constipated? Stop Eating Fiber And You'll Be Much Happier

A High-Fiber Diet Does Not Protect Against Asymptomatic Diverticulosis

URL: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3724216/#S9title

Journal: Gastroenterology

Publication Date: 02/2012

Summary: A high-fiber diet and increased frequency of bowel movements are associated with greater, rather than lower, prevalence of diverticulosis. Hypotheses regarding risk factors for asymptomatic diverticulosis should be reconsidered.

Key Takeaways

Diverticulosis is a disease that occurs when the wall of the colon gets out-pouchings that result in pain and constipation. Diets high in fiber is correlated with increased number of bowel movements and increased risk of diverticulosis.

Why Fiber Is Actually Bad For You

Meta-analysis of prospective studies of red meat consumption and colorectal cancer.

URL: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21540747/

Journal: European Journal of Cancer Prevention

Publication Date: 07/2011

Summary: Meta analysis of studies examining link between red meat consumption and colorectal cancer. The available epidemiologic data are not sufficient to support an independent and unequivocal positive association between red meat intake and CRC

Key Takeaways

There is no high quality evidence that links red meat consumption with colon cancer

Red Meat Is Not Causing Colon Cancer

Red meat and colorectal cancer: a critical summary of prospective epidemiologic studies

URL: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20663065/

Journal: Obesity Review

Publication Date: 05/2011

Summary: Meta analysis of epidemiologic studies. The currently available epidemiologic evidence is not sufficient to support an independent positive association between red meat consumption and colorectal cancer.

Key Takeaways

There is no sufficient evidence to conclude that red meat is associated with colon cancer

Red Meat Is Not Causing Colon Cancer

Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids for the treatment and prevention of colorectal cancer

URL: https://gut.bmj.com/content/61/1/135.short

Journal: Gut

Publication Date: 04/2011

Summary: A review of the effects of omega-3 in colorectal cancer. Studies have shown omega-3 to be protective against colorectal cancer. Omega-3 have also been shown to be beneficial in the treatment of colorectal cancer.

Key Takeaways

Omega-3 fatty acids are shown to be protective against colon cancer. Omega-3 fatty acids that humans can utilize can be found only in animal foods such as fish, eggs, and animal fat.

Omega-3 Fats Can Be Protective Against Colon Cancer

Processed meat and colorectal cancer: a quantitative review of prospective epidemiologic studies.

URL: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20495462/

Journal: European Journal of Cancer Prevention

Publication Date: 08/2010

Summary: Meta analysis of studies examining link between processed meat consumption and colorectal cancer. the currently available epidemiologic evidence is not sufficient to support a clear and unequivocal independent positive association between processed meat consumption and CRC.

Key Takeaways

There is no high quality evidence to suggest that red meat increases your risk for colon cancer

Red Meat Does NOT Increase Risk of Colon Cancer

Visceral Fat Area and Markers of Insulin Resistance in Relation to Colorectal Neoplasia

URL: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2797970/

Journal: Diabetes Care

 Publication Date: 01/2010

 Summary: These results suggest that visceral adipose tissue accumulation and insulin resistance may promote the development of early-stage cancer but not adenoma in the colorectum.

Key Takeaways

Elevated belly fat and insulin resistance may increase risk of colorectal cancer.

Diabetics are at Higher Risk for Colon Cancer

The polyp prevention trial continued follow-up study: no effect of a low-fat, high-fiber, high-fruit, and -vegetable diet on adenoma recurrence eight years after randomization

URL: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/17855692/

Journal: Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention

Publication Date: 09/2007

Summary: This study failed to show any effect of a low-fat, high-fiber, high-fruit and -vegetable eating pattern on adenoma recurrence even with 8 years of follow-up.

Key Takeaways

Increasing fruits and vegetables paired with low fat and high fiber intake did not have an effect on adenoma tumor recurrence when followed up 8 years later.

Vegetarinan/Vegan Diets Are Snake Oil

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