Tree Nuts Cut Colon Cancer Relapse

Reduces Recurrence in Patients




Oleksandr Lysenko/Shutterstock.com

Researchers from the Dana Farber Cancer Institute examined nutrition and cancer recurrence data from 826 patients with Stage III colon cancer and found those that consumed two or more ounces of tree nuts a week experienced a 42 percent reduction in cancer recurrence and a 57 percent lower risk of death on average compared to those that ate no nuts.


This article appears in the December 2017 issue of Natural Awakenings.

Edit ModuleShow Tags

More from Natural Awakenings

Bug Apocalypse

The number of invertebrates and insects such as moths, butterflies and bees has dropped worldwide by 45 percent in the last 35 years, raising alarm about the global ecosystem.

Fish Revival

Following the removal two years ago of an obsolete dam, shad have returned to New Jersey’s Millstone River for the first time since 1845.

Horse Sense

The wild horse herds on North Carolina’s Outer Banks survived Hurricane Florence by huddling on high ground, hiding in maritime forests, and possibly by swimming.

Bat Cave Rescue

A fungus known as white-nose syndrome is decimating U.S. bat species, but scientists hope that genetic strategies and cave treatments will turn the situation around.

Mind Meld

Scientists are making progress toward using brain implants to help speech-paralyzed patients "voice" their thoughts.

Add your comment:
Edit ModuleShow Tags

See More »This Month

Fresh Food Can Be Fast Food

The Onion Garden, a health-minded dining and catering service located in downtown Highland Park, has partnered with Pulse Fitness to create ready-made meals that focus on healthy food high in macronutrients.

Grubby Halo Acupuncture Event to Benefit Mercy for Animals

Grubby Halo Community Acupuncture (GHCA) is hosting a special event to benefit Mercy for Animals.

Centennial Volunteers Kick Off New Winter Season

Local residents can be a part of forest and river revitalization by joining an inspiring movement of volunteers gathering to restore seven special sites along the Chicago and Calumet rivers.

Learn How to Read the Akashic Records

Helen Gitlevich, M.D., CFMW, has opened the Akashic School of Creation, offering instruction on the Akashic Records, in Buffalo Grove.

Blood Sugar Program Improves Well-Being

The Blood Sugar Solution Program from Feed Your Mind Wellness, offers step-by-step guidance and resources to help balance blood sugar, reverse diabesity, lose weight and feel great in 12 weeks.

Save Big at Antalee Open House

Naturopathic Doctor Alla Arutcheva will operate a Veda Pulse digital bio-device to determine stress level, biological age and total energy level, and advise on necessary supplements, if needed.