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11
Nov
2011
 
UK research has found bowel cancer screening reduces the number of deaths from the disease by more than 25 per cent.
 
The study found people aged 50-69 years who were screened for bowel cancer with a faecal occult blood test (FOBT) had a 27 per cent lower rate of bowel cancer than people who were not offered screening.
03
Nov
2011
 
Rectal bleeding has been confirmed as the main symptom associated with bowel cancer in a review of 248 published studies investigating the most common symptoms and bowel cancer.
 
The general symptom of weight loss was also associated with a diagnosis of bowel cancer however bowel symptoms such as diarrhoea and constipation were not reliable predictors of bowel cancer.
24
Oct
2011
 
A bacterium linked to skin ulcers and dental decay may also be linked to bowel cancer, according to two independent investigation teams.
 
The studies were published online in Genome Research with two research teams claiming for the first time to have discovered a specific microorganism – fusobacterium – in bowel cancer.
30
Sep
2011
 
New evidence that people with diabetes have a higher risk of bowel cancer comes with a surprising twist – that shared risk factors such as smoking or obesity may not be the link between the two diseases.
 
The review (meta-analysis) of 14 studies published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology found diabetes was associated with a higher risk of colon cancer in men and women, and a higher risk of rectal cancer in men but not women.
27
Sep
2011
 
New research findings reinforce the message that a diet rich in fruit and vegetables is protective against bowel cancer.
 
The research, from the Western Australian Institute for Medical Research, also suggests that the beneficial effects of fruit and vegetable consumption depend on the particular site within the bowel.
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