The high calorie diet in the affluent west contributes to a sizable proportion of cancers. The high dietary fat increases the risk of colonic cancer by increasing the bile acids in the bowel. Dietary fat, high calorie non-vegetarian diet of refined foods can give rise to the cancer of uterus, rectum, large intestine and stomach. Several studies have found a remarkably low incidence of cancer among vegetarians.
There are about 100 kinds of cancer which attack human beings. It is a disease in which cells multiply uncontrollably, destroy healthy tissue and harm life. It has been a leading cause of death in many countries including India. It can attack any part of the body however the parts most affected are the skin, the digestive organs, the lungs and the female breasts. Cancer causing agents are the tars in tobacco smoke, a variety of other chemicals, and certain kinds of radiation.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
When you have cramping abdominal pain, often after food, with alterations in the bowel habit, it may be constipation, or diarrhoea and may lead to flatulence. Small pellets or marble-like faeces often along with mucous and undigested food are passed. It is twice more common in women than men and occurs generally by the middle years of life. People generally develop this syndrome after gastro-enteritis or after a long course of antibiotics.
If aspirin is dangerous what can be done to relieve pain? There are many new drugs flooding the market – they are called non steroidal antiinflammatory drugs. They are mild pain relievers and fight inflammation.