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Study: Diet Cuts Colon Cancer Recurrence Risk

Patients diagnosed with stage-three colon cancer who consumed a diet high in meat, refined grains, fat and desserts had an increased risk of cancer recurrence and death compared with patients who had a diet high in fruits and vegetables, poultry and fish, according to a study in the Aug. 15 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. Earlier evidence has found that low-fat, low-sugar diets reduce the risk of colon cancer. This is the first study to produce findings about the effect of diet after an individual is diagnosed with colon cancer.