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  1. #1 Colon cancer 
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    I have read recently that there is an indication that vegetarians are slightly more prone to colon cancer than others; and, as we all know, the human appendix cannot digest cellulose.
    Putting two and two together (and probably making five) I wonder if colon cancer is contributed to by undigested cellulose wearing away the lining of the colon?
    There are two other observations I can make, the first being that when I had a colonoscopy I had absolutely no trace of cancer and even no trace of diverticulosis, which the doctor said was remarkable at my age (61).
    In fact, the doctor was convinced the lab tests on my samples submitted under the national colon cancer prevention treatment had been botched (although I personally suspect it was my prediliction for black pudding at the time which queered the results).
    Considering I have had a lifelong loathing for salads and green leaves (cooked or not) as well as onion, garlic, cucumber, nuts, marrow, melons and similar, perhaps this has led to my results.
    The other point is the aversion many children show to eating greens. Could this be an instinctive rejection of what they know to be potentially dangerous foods?
    As I say, I am probably wrong, but perhaps someone with nutritional expertise might care to comment, with appropriate statistics.
    By the way, I am perfectly fit, cycle in good weather and cannot remember whenever I last had indigestion.

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    Mike.


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    Hate to say it, but you could not be more wrong. Colon cancer is related to not eating green leafy vegetables. Lots of cellulose in the form of dietary fibre is preventative for colon cancer.

    Read what the American Cancer Society has to say.

    http://ww3.cancer.org/docroot/NWS/co...tal_Cancer.asp

    I quote :

    "The key dietary strategy for preventing cancer of the large bowel is to increase your intake of fresh vegetables and fruits (especially vegetables) while lowering the amount of fat you eat," writes Dr. Levin, who chairs the ACS?s National Advisory Task Force on Colorectal Cancer and is vice president for cancer prevention at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center."


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  4. #3 Yes 
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    The fiber in fruits and vegetables aids digestion. Those who do not eat enough fruits and vegetables are more likely to develop colon cancer.
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