Nathorn (Nui) Chaiyakunapruk PharmD, PhD Professor, Department of Pharmacotherapy University of Utah College of Pharmacy

Diet Plays a Role in Colon Cancer Incidence

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Nathorn (Nui) Chaiyakunapruk PharmD, PhD Professor, Department of Pharmacotherapy University of Utah College of Pharmacy

Dr. Chaiyakunapruk

Nathorn (Nui) Chaiyakunapruk PharmD, PhD
Professor, Department of Pharmacotherapy
University of Utah College of Pharmacy

MedicalResearch.com: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings?

Response: Colorectal cancer is one of the cancers for which we found that the risk can be significantly reduced by modifying diet. Individual components of your diet can contribute to an overall healthy diet pattern to lower the risk of colorectal cancer or increase it. Strong scientific evidence shows that limiting red meat and alcohol consumption, eating foods containing fiber and calcium, consumption of dairy products especially yogurt can help prevent colorectal cancer.

MedicalResearch.com: What should readers take away from your report?

Response: Emerging evidence supports a possible role for overall dietary patterns that, in totality, emphasize habitually consuming fruits, vegetables, grains, and low-fat dairy and reducing red meat and alcohol intakes.

MedicalResearch.com: What recommendations do you have for future research as a result of this work?

Response: More research is needed to have a better understanding of its consumption and colorectal cancer. Specific food for which evidence remains unclear include other whole grains, processed meat, other specific dietary patterns, and other dairy products

We do not have any disclosure of conflict of interest.

Citation:

Veettil SK, Wong TY, Loo YS, et al. Role of Diet in Colorectal Cancer Incidence: Umbrella Review of Meta-analyses of Prospective Observational Studies. JAMA Netw Open. 2021;4(2):e2037341. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.37341

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