Excluding skin cancer, colon cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in men and women in the United States.
In patients with cancer, colon cancer is the second leading cause of death.
Unfortunately, most cases of colon cancer are diagnosed at such a late stage that is difficult to treat and the chances of successful treatment are reduced seriously.
In the case of colon cancer, prevention really is better than cure and the good news is that by consuming flax seeds, you can be able to prevent colon cancer, so read on to find out how to use flax seed for the prevention of colon cancer and the amount you need to consume.
How to prevent colon cancer
In order to prevent colon cancer, you need to understand some of the mechanisms underlying causes colon cancer.
There are two major mechanisms that have been identified as factors that contribute to the onset of colon cancer:
Free radicals and oxidation
The damage from free radicals and oxidation have proven to be causes of various cancers, including colon cancer underlying.
When the cells produce energy, it is undergoing a process called reactive oxygen species.
This, together with free radicals, toxins and contaminants found in the environment, damage cell walls or cell structures, such as DNA.
If the cellular DNA is damaged in some way, the new cells produced may be defective.
It is necessary to avoid damage from reactive oxygen radical species in your body, making sure to get enough antioxidants to combat these compounds.
An antioxidant compound binds to a free radical and neutralizes. The new compound can be neutralized safely remove the body.
Estrogen metabolism in the GI tract
Although we associate with estrogen to women and breast cancer, estrogens are widely used by the body and are present in both men and women.
In terms of colon cancer, research published in the peer review of Endocrinology and Metabolism, has shown that estrogen is a risk factor in the development and prevention of colorectal cancer.
Flax seeds provide antioxidant protection
Flax seeds contain powerful ingredients that act as antioxidants in the gastrointestinal system.
According to a study published in plants and foods for human nutrition, the scientists showed that the antioxidants present in the cell walls of flax seeds are responsible for the prevention of colon cancer.
In other words, linseed protect cellular DNA and thereby protecting the cell replication process by which new cells are produced by the body.
Flax seeds are not only rich in antioxidants, but also contain compounds called lignans.
Lignans are phytoestrogens and function similar to estrogen in the body way.
Therefore, they can supplement estrogen levels in the body, so the flax seeds are often used to combat the symptoms of menopause, for example.
Consumption of lignans of flaxseed, can help balance the role of estrogen in the body and thus can help prevent colorectal cancer and breast cancer.
Research in the journal Mutagenesis notes that flax seeds are one of the richest sources of the compounds necessary to produce lignans.
Researchers suspect that prevention property flax seeds are partly due to the properties of the lignans and partly due to antioxidant benefits.
In another study published in Cancer Letters, researchers have indicated that compounds linseed have an important role in reducing the risk of carcinogenesis (the start of the tumor is called carcinogenesis).
How to consume flaxseed to prevent colon cancer?
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The conclusion is that adding flaxseed to your daily diet can be very beneficial to support health and can help prevent both types of colon cancer and cancers such as breast cancer.
The stomach can not get these benefits of flaxseed if the whole flax seeds, because your stomach can not break them down are consumed, so you will need to use ground flaxseed to receive all their benefits.
2 tablespoons freshly ground flax seeds can help reduce colon cancer and may help relieve symptoms of menopause, such as hot flashes, and even offer numerous benefits for cardiovascular health and others.