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.
Extra antioxidants may make little difference in lifespan | Reuters.
Remember, health does not come in a pill. Eating healthy foods, exercise, and limiting/eliminating tobacco, alcohol, etc. are far more important to health than any supplement could ever be.
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.
How to banish the bloat – Courant.com.
This is a very common problem and this article has some good advice.
The Future of Feces | Feature | Oakland, Berkeley & Bay Area News & Arts Coverage.
We are currently performing this procedure in coordination with our Infectious Disease specialist. There are strict protocols to follow to ensure a safe and effective procedure. So far, success is excellent.
Fecal Microbial Transplantation May Treat Ulcerative Colitis.
We’ve been having great success with FMT for Clostridium difficile infection, and now this offers hope for UC patients as well. Data is preliminary, but promising.
Can exercise detoxify the body? Health experts are skeptical | Reuters.
Depends on what you mean by “detoxify”. Of course, the best option is to not “toxify” in the first place. Eat healthy foods from your local farmer/rancher/hunter, don’t drink too much, don’t smoke, and exercise regularly.
Which doctor does your colonoscopy may matter | Reuters.
Experience and training matter….BUT….more important are quality measures and outcomes. Ask questions about colonoscopy completion rates, pre-cancerous (adenoma) polyp detection rates, etc.