Tuesday, March 15, 2011

High Protein Diet May Increase Risk of Colon Cancer

In order to lose weight effectively, many obese people choose the model of eating high-protein low-carbohydrate diet to lose weight. However, according to the latest news reported on MSNBC, a new study published on American Journal of Clinical Nutrition and carried out by the British scientists warned to general public that high-protein diet may have long-term adverse effects on the gut, which finally increases the risk of suffering from intestinal cancer.

After analysing the status of 17 patients with obesity, the scientists who are from University of Aberdeen in United Kingdom found that high-protein low-carbohydrate diets can result in abnormal change on intestinal tract, which may increase risk of colon cancer for a long time. The New study found that high-protein diet will increase the content of N-nitroso compounds and other metabolin that are closely related to cancer.

Dr. Flint said the latest research results reminded the public that people should pay more attention to the health hazards caused by long-term excessive intake of protein and lack of dietary fiber. Currently, Dr. Flint, along with his colleagues, takes further research is to completely reveal the mechanism that high-protein diets increase the risk of colon cancer.

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