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    Wednesday, July 20, 2011

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    NIH Report Finds Cancer Incidence Has Declined.
    A report by the NIH found that "the incidence in men of cancers of the prostate, lung, oral cavity, stomach, brain, colon and rectum has declined." However, "rates in men continue to rise for kidney/renal, liver, and esophageal cancer, as well as for leukemia, myeloma and melanoma," the agency said.

    Heavy Margarines May Be Increasing Their Risk Of A Painful Inflammatory Bowel Disease,

    People who eat lots of red meat, cook with certain types of oil, and use some kinds of polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA)-heavy margarines may be increasing their risk of a painful inflammatory bowel disease, a study in more than 200,000 Europeans shows.
    These foods are high in linoleic acid and the study have found that people who were the heaviest consumers of this omega-6 PUFA were more than twice as likely to develop ulcerative colitis as those who consumed the least.

    But eating more eicosapentaenoic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid found in fish and fish oils, was associated with a lower risk of the disease.

    To investigate the role of fatty acids and ulcerative colitis, a life-long disease characterized by inflammation of the lining of the large intestine, investigators analyzed the problem. Their analysis included 203,193 men and women 30 to 74 years old. During follow-up, which ranged from about 2 to 11 years, 126 people developed ulcerative colitis.

    People in the top quartile of linoleic acid intake (they were consuming around 13 to 38 grams a day) were 2.5 times more likely to have developed the disease than people who consumed the least, about 2 to 8 grams daily.

    While a Western-style, red-meat-heavy diet is high in this fatty acid and low in omega-3s, a more Mediterranean style eating pattern -- with plenty of fruits and vegetables, fish, and nut oils -- would be low in linoleic acid and high in omega-3.
    It is estimated that if omega-3s do help prevent ulcerative colitis, eating a couple of servings of fish a week would probably be protective.

    Please remember, as with all our articles we provide information, not medical advice. For any treatment of your own medical condition you must visit your local doctor, with or without our article[s]. These articles are not to be taken as individual medical advice.

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