Colorectal Cancer and Coronary Artery Disease

A landmark study was released in Jama last week that showed a strong correlation between colon cancer and blockage in the coronary (heart) arteries. It is becoming known that colon cancer and Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) have the same environmental risk factors. Diabetes, smoking, hyperlipidemia, sedentary lifestyle, high-fat, low fiber diet and hypertension are significant health hazards


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