Thanks to the keto diet, Whole 30 and other “fad diets,” the majority of our nutrition-related conversations tend to revolve around macronutrients — carbohydrates, fats and proteins — as well as added sugar and highly-processed foods. (All good things to pay attention to.) But what about dietary fiber? I’d venture to guess that you don’t … Continue reading Is fiber the secret to a healthier gut?
Processed meat has been linked to a higher risk for colon cancer, a new World Health Organization (WHO) report finds. The organization designated processed meats like hot dogs, bacon and sausage into the Group 1 category alongside other carcinogenic substances like cigarettes, arsenic, alcohol and asbestos. Although the WHO classifies processed meats in the highest risk category, alongside … Continue reading Processed meat linked to cancer? Don’t panic, expert says
Richard Boland, MD, always was an overachiever. He was one of the top students in his high school class, graduated magna cum laude from the University of Notre Dame and excelled at Yale Medical School. Most young people with that kind of academic track record likely would feel like they were capable of changing the … Continue reading The man behind the genetic link to colon cancer
The good news: The rate of colorectal cancer has been falling steadily. The bad news: The colorectal cancer rate for young adults has been rising for the past 20 years. Researchers who analyzed U.S. National Cancer Institute data found that the U.S. colon cancer rate fell 1 percent annually from 1975 to 2010. However, rates … Continue reading Colon cancer in young adults on the rise
Imagine a world without routine colonoscopies. Because of a new blood test we developed at Baylor Research Institute, this could potentially become a reality. Our team of researchers at the Gastrointestinal Cancer Research Lab has spent the last several years working on the discovery and validation of biomarkers that can facilitate the early detection of … Continue reading New Blood Test Could Eliminate the Need for Screening Colonoscopies
As people get older, there is often one thing at the very bottom of their to-do list, far behind getting a root canal, doing their taxes and all the other joys that come with age — getting a colonoscopy. It’s a dreaded word for the 50+ crowd, and the thought of the procedure brings about … Continue reading Why the dreaded colonoscopy shouldn’t be so dreaded after all