Eating nuts could improve colon cancer outcomes

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Patients with stage III colon cancer who consumed nuts regularly may have a significantly lower likelihood of cancer recurrence and mortality, a new observational study suggests. The findings will be presented at the upcoming 2017 American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting in Chicago.

Researchers analysed post-chemotherapy questionnaires from a clinical trial of patients with stage III colon cancer, which enquired about dietary intake including nut consumption.

Individuals who consumed ≥2 ounces of all types of nuts per wk had a 42% lower likelihood of cancer recurrence and 57% lower likelihood of mortality, compared with those who did not consume nuts after cancer treatment. The e...