The headlines were almost as enticing as unwrapping a large bar of Godiva with hazelnuts.
- Eating chocolate can stave off bowel cancer, say scientists.
- Chocolate shown to protect against colon cancer: study
- Study Shows Chocolate Prevents Colon Cancer
As the news spread like chocolate melting in August from a medical journal article to a news release to online media to blogs to Twitter, I didn’t know whether to consider the rats who were fed cocoa for 12 weeks and had changes in their intestinal tract or that having diabetes increases the risk of dying from colorectal cancer by 30 percent or convincing evidence from the World Cancer Research Fund that maintaining a healthy weight is linked to lowering colon and rectal cancer risk. Read the rest of this entry »