Cancer

Egyptian Red prevented the Factors Causing Colorectal Cancer

The modern life style with its tension is taking a terrible toll on the health of individuals. Hectic schedules mean less time for cooking and more consumption of ready made and junk food. Most junk foods contain many flavour enhancing chemicals, notably Monosodium Glutamate. Junk foods hardly contain any fibre. All this leads to an increase in free radicals which has been indicted as the major cause of cell damage and carcinoma. Lack of dietary fibre also causes constipation and improper defecation habits. This leads to an increase in free radicals and many types of colon and rectal cancers.

With increasing age, the levels of toxins in the body also increases. Faulty metabolism forces the body to resort to shortcuts and consequently increases free radicals. These free radicals move around the body causing cell damage and an increase in arteriosclerosis. Free radicals also interfere in the DNA replication process causing mutation and increased risks of cancer. Free radicals have been indicated for causing all types of cancers and cardiac ailments. Colorectal cancer cases are increasing. Faulty eating habits coupled with a lack of fibre have made colon and anal cancer prevalent.

The colon is the part of the GI tract which absorbs the nutrients in the food ingested like vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, fats, proteins, and water. The colon comprises of 6 ft of large intestine and the remaining 6 ft comprises of rectum, where water and soluble nutrients are absorbed, changing the fluid like undigested material into solid excreta.

Cancer that is located in the tissues of colon and rectum is known as colorectal cancer. Most Colon cancers originate in the cells that secrete mucous or fluids. There are many risk factors which can increase the chances of having colorectal cancer. Age and health factors can increase the risk if developing Colorectal cancer. A family history of cancer, personal history of cancer in other organs, a history of polyps in the colon, all increase the risk of colorectal cancer.

Signs of colorectal cancer manifest in later stages of the disease thereby reducing prognosis. Possible signs include change in bowel habits, blood in stools, abdominal distension and bloating etc. The colorectal cancer is confirmed by biopsy of the rectal tissues or linings, and analysis of stools and blood in the stools.

Egyptian Red contains many potent antioxidants which helped to remove the free radicals which have been indicated to cause many types of cancer especially colorectal cancer. A study in Japan conclusively proved the antioxidant activity of Egyptian Red.