Colorectal cancer diet

What helps in Colorectal cancer diet?

•  Vitamin C, through its potent antioxidant effects, has proven value in reducing the risk of developing colon cancer. Recommendation: Take a dose of 3 to 10 grams per day or more, using ascorbic acid in crystalline form. Refer to the discussion of this vitamin in the A-to-Z Nutrient listings for specific recommendations on how to work your way up to an adequate dose of vitamin C. Most adults will easily tolerate a dose of 3 to 4 grams daily if taken in crystalline powdered form; larger people will be able to take even more before reaching bowel tolerance.

•  Vitamin E, through its abilities to act as an antioxidant and scavenger of free radicals, reduces the levels of cancer-causing substances in the colon. Recommendation: Begin with a dose of 100IU per day and remain there for 1 week. Because in some people vitamin E can increase blood pressure, be sure to have your blood pressure taken before you move on to a higher dose. If your average blood pressure has not risen above 140/90. increase your daily intake to 200 IU, then to 400 IU, and finally to 600 IU of vitamin E (in the form of alpha-tocopherol succinate) daily, checking blood pressure after each increase in dose.

•  Colorectal cancer dietSome research suggests combining vitamins C and E works best at reducing the risk of cancerous change of colon polyps. Recommendation: Take 400 mg of each vitamin daily. Increase the vitamin E in small increments as suggested above to be sure your blood pressure does not increase on a larger dose.

•  Colorectal cancer diet: Vitamins A, C, and E have also been studied in combination in people who have had colon polyps removed and are more likely to develop more polyps, and are therefore at a higher risk for colon cancer. Among the people who followed the combined regimen for 18 months, fewer than 8% developed new polyps, as opposed to 41% of the people who did not use this vitamin regimen. Recommendation: The regimen used was a combination of 30,000 IU vitamin A, 1 gram vitamin C, and 70 mg vitamin E per day. Warning:

Vitamin A, taken in this dose, can cause toxic side effects. Please carefully read the discussion of vitamin A in the A-to-Z Nutrient listings and take this dose only under the supervision of your physician. If he or she is not willing to help you watch for untoward effects of too much vitamin A, reduce the dose of this vitamin to under 15,000 IU per day or substitute beta-carotene (the less toxic vitamin A relative) in a dose of 30,000 IU per day.

• Beta-carotene alone has shown promise as a means of reducing your risk for colorectal cancer. Recommendation: Increase your intake of dark green and yellow vegetables that are rich in betacarotene. In addition, you may add supplemental beta-carotene in a dose of 15,000 IU to 30,000 IU per day.

• Colorectal cancer dietColorectal cancer diet: Folic acid deficiency may increase the risk of cancers of the rectum. Recommendation: If you have a family risk for colorectal cancer, take 1 mg to 5 mg folic acid per day; because the B vitamin family works best when all members are present, take 100 mg of B-complex along with it. Warning: Folic acid supplementation can mask deficiency of B12. If you supplement with folic acid above 1/2 mg per day, you should ask your personal physician to check the level of B12 in your blood or periodically administer an injection of B12.

• A diet rich in both soluble and insoluble fiber keeps the consistency of the bowel movement soft and the frequency of bowel activity regular. The longer potentially cancer-causing substances remain in your colon, the higher the chance of their causing damage to the cells of the lining. Regular elimination of bowel contents shortens the time spent in contact with your tissues. Avoiding constipation helps improve the health of your bowel and its resistance to disease. Recommendation: Work your way up to an intake of 50 grams of fiber per day. See the discussion of how to do this without bloating and cramping under Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

• Colorectal cancer diet: Calcium may bind with certain types of fat in the colon and allow them to be harmlessly removed from the body in the waste. Studies also show that calcium may prevent precancerous cells from becoming cancerous. Recommendation: Take 1500 mg per day for at least 2 to 3 months, then 1000 mg indefinitely. Refer to the discussion of this mineral and its relationship to magnesium. You should take the two together in a ratio of 2 parts calcium to 1 part magnesium. Many health and nutrition stores stock combined products in roughly this ratio.

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