Heart Disease and Colon Cancer

October 17, 2013

A recent study found that people with signs of heart disease are at nearly double the risk of also having colon cancer. Experts believe unhealthy habits and inflammation are at the root of both diseases. The two illnesses share the same risk factors which include smoking, high fat diet, obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and lack of exercise. Experts also say both colorectal tumors and coronary artery disease develop through chronic inflammation. The key to preventing both illnesses is proper nutrition and exercise and of course quit smoking!

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