Colonoscopies Prevent Cancer Death

Studies have proven that colonoscopies cut cancer deaths.

Although most people are nervous about the test, it has been proven that early testing is the best way to prevent death from colon cancer.

Polyps can be detected, removed and tested for malignancy before they have a chance to spread.

The new study followed 2,602 patients who had precancerous growths removed during colonoscopies for an average of 15 years. Their risk of dying from colon cancer was 53 percent lower than what would be expected among a similar group in the general population — 12 patients followed in the study died, versus 25 estimated deaths in the general population.

The Many Health Benefits of Yogurt

Yogurt is truly one of nature’s miracle foods.

From weight loss to preventing certain types of cancer, yogurt has been a part of the diet of some of the world’s healthiest and most long lived people.

So indulge in a creamy, yummy, satisfying treat that treats you well!

First off, your body needs to have a healthy amount of ”good” bacteria in the digestive tract, and many yogurts are made using active, good bacteria. One of the words you’ll be hearing more of in relation to yogurt is ”probiotics.” Probiotic, which literally means ”for life,” refers to living organisms that can result in a health benefit when eaten in adequate amounts.

Miguel Freitas, PhD, medical marketing manager for Dannon Co., says the benefits associated with probiotics are specific to certain strains of these “good” bacteria. Many provide their benefits by adjusting the microflora (the natural balance of organisms) in the intestines, or by acting directly on body functions, such as digestion or immune function. (Keep in mind that the only yogurts that contain probiotics are those that say “live and active cultures” on the label.)

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