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Tree Nuts Linked With Better Survival in Colon Cancer Patients

By jeremyc | May 17, 2017

According to new research, colon cancer stage III patients might benefit from consuming tree nuts. The research suggests that eating 2 ounces of tree nuts or more weekly might considerably lower the risk of recurrence of colon cancer in colon cancer stage III patients. Inclusion of tree nuts in recommended amounts might also half the risk of death among these patients.

Colon cancer affects millions of people worldwide. In the US alone, it is estimated that nearly 95,000 people will be diagnosed with this cancer this year. The rate of five-year survival in colon cancer stage III patients ranges from about 53-89 percent.

However, this new study hints at better survival chances for colon cancer patients following treatment if they include tree nuts, like hazelnuts, cashew nuts, almonds, pecans, and walnuts, in their diet.

For this study, the researchers considered data of over 800 colon cancer stage III patients. All the patients were asked to answer a questionnaire related to their diet and the study authors used this information to calculate the weekly consumption of nuts of the patients and check if it was linked with their risk of cancer recurrence as well as survival.

In the study, the researchers noted that stage III colon cancer patients who ate 2 ounces of tree nuts or more weekly showed a 46 percent lower risk of cancer recurrence. The risk of death among these patients was less by 53 percent.

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