Study links inflammatory diet to colon cancer

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Study links inflammatory diet to colon cancer: Monica Malpass reports during Action News at 5pm on March 1, 2018. (WPVI)

There's new evidence of how diet plays a role in disease.

A team at Yale has found a link between diets high in inflammation-causing foods and colon cancer.

Men and women who ate more foods such as red or processed meat, refined grains and soda were more likely to develop colon cancer than those eating low-inflammation foods, which include leafy green vegetables, and dark yellow vegetables like carrots, squash, and sweet potatoes.

Colon cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths.

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