Regular Vitamin and Mineral Supplementation Lowers Colon Cancer Risk More Than Eighty Percent
SOURCE: Natural News
Researchers, just publishing in the Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology (CJPP), have found that a diet enhanced with vitamin and mineral supplementation can lower the risk of developing precancerous colon cancer lesions by up to 84%. Colon cancer is the second most common form of the disease affecting men and women in the US, with nearly 150,000 new diagnoses each year.
The Full Text article describes how animals that were fed a high-fat, low fiber diet, while also being exposed to a carcinogen, developed pre-cancerous lesions of the colon along a pathway similar to that found in humans.
The group of animals that underwent a similar treatment and diet, but were also provided a daily vitamin and mineral supplement, demonstrated an 84% reduction in the formation of pre-cancerous lesions which did not develop into tumors.
This study is key as it demonstrates the importance of building a solid nutrient base over time to saturate cells and tissues in order to prevent common diseases such as colon cancer. The research authors concluded “multivitamin and mineral supplements synergistically contribute to the cancer chemo-preventative potential, and hence, regular supplements of multivitamins and minerals could reduce the risk of colon cancer.”
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Read the FULL-TEXT Article
Multivitamin and Mineral Supplementation in 1,2-dimethylhydrazine Induced Experimental Colon Carcinogenesis and valuation of Free Radical Status, Antioxidant Potential, and Incidence of ACF
Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology 2012 (Jan); 90 (1): 45–54