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Inflammatory foods are linked with higher colon cancer risk

In the journals Certain foods may trigger inflammation in the body that can increase a personís risk for colon cancer, suggests a study published online Jan. 18, 2018, by JAMA Oncology. Researchers followed the diets of more than 121,000 people (46,800 of whom were men) for 26 years. Participants recorded what they ate, and their diets were scored based on the amount of foods consumed that are linked to inflammation, such as red…

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