Men consuming more carbs could be at risk for colorectal cancer

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Higher intake of dietary carbohydrate may increase the risk for colorectal cancer in men, a new meta-analysis has revealed. The findings were published in Bioscience Reports.

Cases of colorectal cancer rising at a fast pace making it a global concern. Developing countries were reported to be at an 18% higher risk compared with the other countries. Although insulin resistance is known to be an etiological factor, the role of dietary carbohydrates remains uncertain.

Researchers screened PubMed, EMBASE, Web of Science, and MEDLINE databases up to September 2016. A total of 17 articles (8 case-contr...