of Minnesota researchers report that women who drink a lot
of juice may have a significantly lower risk of developing
the polyps that can eventually develop into colon cancer.
they report that drinking juice does not appear to lower risk
for men, and that consuming higher levels of fruits, vegetables,
total fruits and vegetables, or green leafy vegetables does
not appear to reduce the risk of intestinal polyps for either
of their study of more than 1,700 men and women was somewhat
surprising since a number of studies have suggested that high
vegetable intakes reduce the risk of colorectal cancer.
reporting in the American Journal of Epidemiology, said that
"because elevated vegetable consumption has been associated
with a lower risk of colorectal cancer, vegetables may have
a stronger role in preventing the progression" of polyps
to cancer rather than in preventing the initial appearance
Cancer Week of June 23, 2002