Colon Cleansing

Diabetics may need to get their colons checked earlier


If you have diabetes, you may want to talk to your doctor about taking an herbal colon cleansing supplement to boost the health of your colon. According to a recent study from researchers at Washington University, individuals with type 2 diabetes may need to start colorectal screening at an earlier age than individuals without the disorder, since they may develop precancerous colon lesions at a younger age.

Health Day News reported on the study, and scientists said that more research needs to be conducted, but their findings suggest that people with type 2 diabetes may want to start getting screenings at 40 rather than 50. The researchers compared the incidence of precancerous lesions, also called polyps or adenomas, in people from the age of 40 to 49 with and without diabetes and those 50 to 59 without diabetes.

"We found that between the three groups, the adenoma detection rate in those 40 to 49 without diabetes was 14.4 percent, whereas it was significantly higher in those with diabetes in the same age range – at 30.4 percent," said researcher Hongha Vu, M.D., quoted by the news source. "This is a similar rate as those 50 to 59 without diabetes [32 percent]."

These findings should at the very least encourage diabetics to do all that they can to ensure they have a healthy colon. According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, colorectal cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths in the U.S., but early detection may lead to effective treatment.  

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