Carbohydrate-rich foods can cause higher recurrence of colon cancer

Results of a recent seven-year observational study were published in the journal of the National Cancer Institute suggesting that patient’s high consumption of carbohydrate-rich foods may increase their chance of dying from a recurrence of their colon cancer by 80%.  It appears that carbohydrate-rich diet elevates blood sugar and insulin which may act as fuel for growing cancer cells. Are you familiar with the low glycemic index and load foods? How often do you discuss these with your patients?

For additional information, please see article from New York Times.  “Image courtesy of [Paul]/FreeDigitalPhotos.net

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