HIGH MEAT & FAT LEADS TO RECURRENCE OF COLON CANCER

By on May 5, 2011

By Dr. Patricia Raymond –

General Longhorn, his hat rakishly cocked across his horns, turned to the cows of his command.
“I’m not going to give you a bum steer on this. We’ve tried the doors; they’re locked. The only way we’re getting out of this abattoir is as USDA Grade A.”

The cows chewed reflectively at their cud, considering this.

“Still, we will have our ultimate revenge. You see, the Department of Medical Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, in Boston, Massachusetts did a little study comparing western diets against a so-called prudent diet. The western diet is characterized by high intakes of meat and fat (that would be us), refined grains, and dessert. The prudent diet is patterned on high intakes of fruits and vegetables, poultry, and fish. The study looked at 1009 patents with stage III colon cancer currently undergoing chemotherapy.

Based on a dietary questionnaire, the following was observed; those in the western diet were far more likely to suffer reoccurrence of cancer, even death, then those on the prudent diet. Sex, age, nodal stage, body mass index, physical activity level, none of these things had such an impact. It was we who did it, as burgers and sirloins, beef-jerky and meat-lovers toppings. We had our final impact on those who would eat us.”

“So now, bulls of the triple-cross brand, let’s go down that chute with pride. Let’s win one for the heifer!”

Gastroenterologist Patricia Raymond takes medicine seriously . . . and herself lightly. The founder of Your Health Choice and Rx For Sanity, known nationally as ‘The Divine Ms. Butt Meddler’ for her efforts to reduce the screening colonoscopy ‘ick’ factor, her speeches, articles, book, and broadcasts humorously help folks make the small choices that lead to big health.

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HIGH MEAT & FAT LEADS TO RECURRENCE OF COLON CANCER