Colon Cleansing

Multivitamins and supplements may help lower risk of colon cancer

A recent study published in the Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology (CJPP) suggests that regular use of multivitamins and herbal diet supplements may lower the risk of developing colon cancer.

Researchers studied the effects of vitamins and mineral supplements on rats that were fed a high-fat diet over a period of 32 weeks. The rats were then divided into separate groups and exposed to varying combinations of nutrients and carcinogens. Rodents that were provided with daily multivitamin and mineral supplements showed a near 84 percent reduction of precancerous lesions and were also less likely than control animals to develop tumors.

"Multivitamin and mineral supplements synergistically contribute to the cancer chemopreventative potential, and hence, regular supplements of multivitamins and minerals could reduce the risk of colon cancer," the authors of the study concluded.

The American Cancer Society still suggests routine colonoscopy screenings for reducing the risk of mortality from colon cancer.  Additionally, regular exercise, a fiber rich diet and the use of an herbal colon cleansing supplement may help individuals maintain colon health. 

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