Diet has always been a bonus to the anti-cancer process. Good eating habits have played an active role in many diseases. A new study from the Yale Cancer Center shows that patients with stage III colon cancer who regularly eat nuts have a significantly lower risk of cancer recurrence and death than those who do not consume nuts. The results of the study are published today in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
The study conducted a 6.5-year follow-up survey of 826 patients undergoing surgery and chemotherapy for colon cancer. The results showed that those who consumed at least two ounces of nuts per week had a 42% increase in disease-free survival and improved overall survival. 57%.
The researchers said: “A further analysis of the cohort showed that participants who consumed nuts significantly increased their disease-free survival. Nuts include almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts, cashews, etc. In contrast, peanuts are actually a type of legume food. These results are consistent with other observational studies suggesting that a range of health behaviors, including increased physical activity, maintaining a healthy weight, and lower intakes of sugar and sweet drinks, can increase the survival rate of colon cancer.”
The findings highlight the importance of diet and lifestyle factors in the survival of colon cancer. In addition, the researchers emphasized that the study emphasized the link between not only colon cancer, but also the biological mechanisms of certain chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes exacerbations.
Many previous studies have reported that health benefits such as nuts may help reduce insulin resistance, which is a condition for the body to handle insulin hormones. Insulin resistance leads to unhealthy blood glucose levels and is usually a precursor to type 2 diabetes and related diseases. Early studies of patients with colon cancer showed that lifestyle factors with insulin resistance, such as obesity, lack of exercise, and diets rich in carbohydrates, can rapidly increase blood glucose levels, leading to worse outcomes.
“These studies support this hypothetical behavior. Eating nuts can result in less insulin resistance and it seems to improve the survival of colon cancer. However, we do not know why nuts can bring benefits.”
The researchers added: “Nuts can satisfy hunger and have a positive effect on carbohydrates or other foods related to poor prognosis. Patients may not eat nuts because of concerns about high fat content. For example, an ounce of about 24 almonds The calories are about 200 calories, including 14 grams of fat.People ask me, increase nut consumption leads to obesity, which leads to worse results? What’s really interesting is that in our study, throughout the scientific literature, nuts ordinary consumers are often leaner.”
Changes in diet can have an impact, and there is a clear link between the earlier analysis of dietary studies that found coffee consumption and the reduction in colon cancer recurrence and mortality. When researchers make recommendations to patients, “First I talk about avoiding obesity, exercise regularly and stay away from high-carb diets, then we talk about things like coffee and nuts. If you like coffee or nuts, enjoy them if you don’t There are many other useful steps you can take. Overall, we are adopting the same rigorous scientific understanding of the diet and lifestyle of colon cancer patients and we will define new drugs.”