Consume nuts daily to fight colon cancer, according to the latest study that followed about 826 people for six and half years as a part of clinical trial, who were already gone through the treatments such as chemotherapy and surgery.
Researchers indicate that the people suffering from colon cancer if consume tree nuts on a regular basis including walnuts, cashews, almonds, peanuts and hazelnuts may have a significantly reduced risk of major cancer development, mortality or recurrence.
A postdoctoral fellow, Dr. Temidayo Fadelu from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston stated that, “These findings are in keeping with several other observational studies that indicate that a slew of healthy behaviors, including increased physical activity, keeping a healthy weight, and lower intake of sugar and sweetened beverages – improve colon cancer outcomes. The results highlight the importance of emphasizing dietary and lifestyle factors in colon cancer survival.”
Findings of the study have been disclosed in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, despite the previous beliefs among people that regular or increased consumption of nuts may provide high fat content or cause risk of obesity.
Professor and Senior author of the published study, Charles Fuchs from the Yale Cancer Centre in the United States said in a statement that, “Further analysis revealed that disease-free survival increased by 46 per cent among the sub-group of nut consumers who ate tree nuts rather than peanuts.”