Metabolic Syndrome Increases Colorectal Cancer Risk

People with a combination of three common medical conditions together known as metabolic syndrome have a greatly increased risk of colorectal cancer.  The three are hypertension, diabetes and elevated cholesterol. Reviewing answers the the National Health Interview Survey, researchers found that people who reported metabolic syndrome conditions were almost twice as likely to have colorectal cancer. …  Read More

Gene Variation Reduces Colorectal Cancer Risk

People with a variation in the gene that controls how fat is metabolized by cells have a lowered chance of getting colorectal cancer, even in families with already increased risk. Scientists studied differences in short regions of the ADIPOQ gene called single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) among patients with colorectal cancer and a similar group of people who…  Read More

Alcohol Increases Colorectal Cancer Risk

Drinking increases risk for colorectal cancer, but the type of alcoholic drinks don’t appear to make a difference.  Instead, danger seems to come from the alcohol itself rather than other ingredients. In the Netherlands Cohort Study on diet and cancer,  alcohol consumption and specific alcoholic drinks were studied for more 2,300 people who had colon or…  Read More

Urologic Cancer Increases Risk for Colorectal Cancer

A previous diagnosis of ureter or kidney cancer increases the risk for colorectal cancer, especially when the diagnosis was made before the age of 60.  In addition, colorectal cancer increases risk for certain urologic cancers. Cancer in the ureter or renal pelvis (urothelial cancer) was most strongly associated with later colorectal cancer with only a small…  Read More