Shorter Colonoscopies Linked to Higher Cancer Intervals

Colonoscopies that take longer are linked to lower cancer rates, according to findings published in Gastroenterology.

Source: Shorter Colonoscopies Linked to Higher Cancer Intervals

If you are going to have a colonoscopy for cancer screening, make sure it is done right. Ask the doctor performing your examination about their withdrawal times and adenoma detection rates.

The Nuts and Seeds of Diverticulosis | Consultant360

The Nuts and Seeds of Diverticulosis | Consultant360.

Diverticular disease is common in western societies and may be more related to weight, activity, and smoking than diet  Avoiding seeds, nuts, and high residue foods is “old school” and without a lot of good evidence to support it.  More recent data suggests just the opposite is true–that those who eat diets with seeds, nuts, etc. actually have less episodes of diverticulitis and bleeding.