After Colon Cancer You May Eat Nuts!

After Colon Cancer You May Eat Nuts!

The consumption of nuts, hazelnuts, almonds, would promote survival after colon cancer.

Nuts are very nutritious, satiating foods, rich in unsaturated fatty acids, fiber, minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants. Studies have shown that they reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes and insulin resistance, as well as colon cancer.

What the study shows

In a study published in Journal of Clinical Oncology , researchers at Yale University in the United States wanted to know the effect of nuts on the survival and recurrence of colon cancer. They followed 826 people who had phase 3 colon cancer for 6 ½ years after their surgery and chemotherapy treatment. Participants responded to food questionnaires.

Results: People who regularly ate nuts had a decreased risk of mortality and cancer recurrence. Specifically, compared to those who did not eat nuts, patients who ate at least two servings (1 serving = 30 g) a week improved their chances of disease-free survival by 42% and their chances of survival by 57%. anyway.

Temidayo Fadelu, the main author of the article, concludes that “the results underline the importance of focusing on dietary and lifestyle factors in Colon Cancer. 

The benefits were mostly related to tree nuts (almonds, cashews, pecans, walnuts and hazelnuts), and not peanuts that are part of the legume family. According to Charles Fuchs, director of the Yale Cancer Center : “Further analysis of this cohort revealed that disease-free survival increased by 46% among nut consumer subgroups that ate nuts rather than peanuts. 

The researcher also explains that one should not be afraid to eat nuts on the grounds that they are high in fat and could lead to obesity because: “What is really interesting is that in our studies, and in the scientific literature in general, regular consumers of nuts tend to be thinner. According to him, a serving of 24 almonds represents 200 calories, including 14 grams of fat.

In practice

  • We recommend eating one to two servings of nuts and oilseeds a day. One serving is 8 walnuts or 20 almonds or 25 hazelnuts.
  • Prefer natural rather than salty, or roasted seeds, as they can provide advanced glycation products (AGEs) associated with aging.
  • Almond is particularly rich in fiber, vegetable protein, potassium and calcium.The walnuts provide omega-3, vitamins E and K1. You can eat nuts in snacks, with a salad or in a muesli.