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Mediterranean Diet rich in fruits and fish may help to reduce colorectal cancer risk

Colorectal cancer develops from intestinal polyps

Raghu Kshitiz

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KATHMANDU  — Eating a diet rich in fruits and fish can help prevent the risk of developing colorectal cancer by up to 86 percent, a new study has suggested.

Colorectal cancer develops from intestinal polyps and has been associated to low-fibre diet including large quantities on red meat, alcohol and high-calorie foods.

For the study, presented at the ESMO 19th World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer, the team included 808 people who were undergoing screening or diagnostic colonoscopies who were between 40 and 70 years old and had adhered to a Mediterranean diet.

Naomi Fliss Isakov from Tel-Aviv Medical Centre, in Israel said, “We found that each one of these three choices was associated with a little more than 30 per cent reduced odds of a person having an advanced, pre-cancerous colorectal lesion, compared to people who did not eat any of the Mediterranean diet components.”

The study also showed that consumption of even two to three components of the diet, compared to none, was associated with half the odds of advanced polyps.

A typical Mediterranean diet was defined as consumption levels above the group median for fruits, vegetables and legumes, nuts and seeds, whole grains, fish and poultry and a high ratio of monounsaturated to saturated fatty acids, as well as consumption below the median of red meat, alcohol, and soft drinks.

 

With IANS Inputs

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Indian truck driver held with 213 kg hashish and 2.250 kg opium

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KATHMANDU — The Narcotics Control Bureau has arrested an Indian truck driver with 213 kg hashish and 2.250 kg opium from Kalanki on Sunday.

NCB, acting on a tip-off, intercepted the Indian truck with registration number WB 23 B 5885 and assrested Meraz Alam, 25, of Bihar. The truck, which entered Nepal from India yesterday offloaded a consignment of maize in Hetauda of Makwanpur and headed to Dhading to load the hashish and opium provided by local racketeers, according to police.

The drugs were concealed in two false compartment made in cargo space of the truck.

Police said that, Alam allegedly used the truck to smuggle drugs to India for long time.

Meanwhile, the narco police had launched an investigation to ascertain the racketeer who supplied the hard drugs to Indian smugglers.

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