Eating nuts has been shown to be good for cardiovascular health. But could nuts reduce the risk of colon cancer recurring?
Nuts Reduce Rate of Recurrence:
Now, researchers have found that people who eat an ounce of nuts twice a week are more often seem less likely to have a recurrence of colon cancer (Fadelu et al, Journal of Clinical Oncology, Feb. 28, 2018).
This was a prospective observational study. At the outset, the investigators recruited more than 800 individuals who had undergone treatment for stage 3 colon cancer. Patient follow-up lasted more than six years.
The Impressive Results of Eating Nuts:
Nut lovers were 42 percent more likely to escape recurrence during that time than those who seldom ate nuts. People benefited from munching hazelnuts, cashews, almonds, walnuts and pecans. Eating peanuts did not provide protection. Importantly, the scientists controlled for many other factors known to affect the risk of cancer recurrence. That helped them determine that nuts reduce the chance of the cancer returning.
If you enjoy nuts or would like to learn more about their health benefits, you might wish to read our book, The People’s Pharmacy Quick & Handy Home Remedies. Almonds and walnuts are two of our favorite foods profiled in the book. IN it, you’ll also find many other recommendations for healthful eating.