- Does this mean eating more ginger or taking ginger supplements will reduce colon cancer risk? We don’t know, and this study doesn’t ask or answer that question?
- Does ginger actually reduce inflammation in the colon? Or just cut back some inflammatory markers that it might be temporarily present? We don’t know.
- Will ginger have similar side effects as other agents that we know do reduce inflammation like aspirin? We don’t know. For the short time volunteers were taking ginger there didn’t seem to be any difference in side effects, but what may happen long-term . . . We Just Don’t Know!
There is a lot we don’t know. Yet, ginger is being touted by the media as preventing or fighting colon cancer. True, many headlines are hedging bets with words like “may” but the implication is still there.