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How Can Losing Weight Affect Colon Polyp Development?

Obesity, an unhealthy amount or distribution of body fat, is steadily on the rise in the United States.  Due to the susceptibility of chronic low-level inflammation, obesity is also one risk factor of colon cancer.  This chronic low-level inflammation can damage DNA at the cellular level, leading to mutations in colon cells and the formation of … Continued

Am I Constipated or is This Normal?

Defining constipation is not as easy as you might think.  Some folks have only two bowel movements per week and yet feel perfectly well.  Other individuals do not feel comfortable unless they have a daily stool.  Gastroenterologists will inquire as to whether your stools are hard or are they just hard to expel.   In other … Continued

Colon Cancer: A Growing Problem among Younger Adults

Colon cancer is afflicting younger individuals with increasing frequency.  According to recent statistics, the rate of early onset colon cancer has increased by 11 percent between 2004 and 2011, and this concerning trend is expected to continue. Research shows that colon cancer in younger individuals is more likely to be diagnosed at advanced stages and … Continued

Is There a Correlation Between a Good Night’s Sleep and Your Diet?

Are you one of the 40 million Americans suffering from chronic long-term sleep problems?  If so, you’ve probably tried at least one remedy to help you catch some Z’s.  Many common sleep problems can be linked to the kinds of foods we eat or when we eat them. Here are some common sleep issues that … Continued