Rice, Carbs That Prevents Colon Cancer


rice prevent colon cancerFor a moment, forget about your worries of weight gain, and the dangers of arsenic in rice. A recent study revealed that rice could prevent a person from getting colon cancer.

“Colorectal cancer increased sharply in Japan and Hong Kong. This type of cancer is often associated with changes in food in the country over the past 50 years,” said Professor Ann Richardson from the Unversity of Canterbury, according to the Times of India.

They replaced the rice with other carbohydrate sources. As a result, rice consumption decreased by almost 50 percent in Japan over the past 20 to 30 years. However, China and India who still eat rice have colon cancer rate quite low.

Some laboratory studies have also demonstrated that rice has suppression effects on tumor and cancer. Report of the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2010 showed the lowest colon cancer patients are men in Asia and the Pacific islands. This area has a regular population consuming rice as a staple food.

In a previous study, it was known that the combination of turmeric and chemotherapy drug is capable to cure colon cancer.