New works from the International Agency for Research on Cancer and Oxford University show a way to prevent bowel cancer from being cheap but … delicious: eating fish of all kinds.
A study published in the scientific journal Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology analyzed the diet and health data of 476,160 volunteers, with an average follow-up of 15 years. 6,291 people had bowel cancer during the study period.
Fish help repel bowel cancer effectively – artwork from the internet
The results showed that the rate of bowel cancer was significantly lower in the group who preferred to eat fish. And you don’t need to eat too much: only about 359.1 g of fish per week, which is equivalent to about 3 times of eating fish in the week, you’re enough to repel 12% of the risk of bowel cancer.
The authors from the International Agency for Cancer Research (IARC) and Oxford University say that omega-3 fatty acids, which are abundant in all kinds of fish, have exerted an inhibitory effect on the growth of the world. cancer cells and precancerous cells.
Notably, to achieve a 12% risk reduction, you should eat a variety of fish. If you eat only oily fish – a group of fish that are considered “medicinal gods” for health – including mackerel, tuna, herring, salmon, swordfish …, then you need to eat about 123.9 g / day to achieve a 10% reduction in bowel cancer risk.
“Fish should be encouraged as part of a healthy diet” – Dr. Marc Gunter, head of research, nutrition epidemiologist at IARC, said.
The study also looked at shellfish but did not find any effect of this food group on bowel cancer.
Bowel cancer, also known as colorectal cancer (including rectal cancer and colorectal cancer) is the fourth most common cancer in the UK, with 42,000 new diagnoses each year. Even research has suggested that its popularity has risen to the second in recent times.