Bowel cancer on the dramatic increase in men as predicted
Cancer Research UK announced in April 2013 that bowel cancer rates among men have increased by around 30% in the last 35 years.
Cases of bowel cancer for UK men have increased from 45 per 100,000 in 1975-77 to 58 per 100,000 in 2008-10, a rise of 29%.
“…when we look at these figures and take people’s age into account, we still see that the risk of bowel cancer has gone up in men in the last 35 years. It’s important to find out what’s behind the rise and what we can do about it”
Professor Matthew Seymour from Leeds University, director of the National Cancer Research Network.
What exactly do we know from over 50 years of bowel and cancer research?
We know bowel cancer is linked to meat, alcohol and sugar intakes and low-fibre diets.
We know the more countries adopt our modern diet, the higher the bowel cancer and breast cancer rates climb (regardless of population growth).
What is the answer?
A plant-based, wholefood, high-fibre diet, and squatting when you go.
Cancer Research UK nformation as reported by BBC News on April 2, 2013.