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drinking water prevents bladder, colon and breast cancer

Posted Apr 01 2009 2:53pm
As some of you know, I am currently working on book number two. And yes, it's a lot of work. But the best part is citing studies that affirm everything I preach: being reminded of just how POWERFUL our diet is.

Yesterday I came across this study about the power of water in preventing cancer in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. To read the entire study, click here.

The first study referenced shows that water intake plays a significant role in preventing cancer of the bladder. After following almost 48,000 people for 10 years, researchers found those in the highest quintile, or one-fifth, of fluid intake had a 49% lower incidence of bladder cancer than those in the lowest quintile.

The second study referenced a hospital-based case-control study on a total of 163 patients (age 33 to 80 years) with confirmed primary colorectal cancer in Taiwan. The odds ratio for colorectal cancer among men in the lowest tertile, or one-third, of water consumption was approximately four-fold that among men in the highest tertile. In other words, t he men that drank the least water had 4x the risk of developing colon cancer.

Finally, when comparing a group of women with newly diagnosed confirmed breast cancer (n = 44) with controls (n = 55), researchers found a 4.7-fold difference in the odds of exposure between cases and controls.

Isn't it amazing to think something so simple can save your life? I don't know about you, but I'm feeling pretty thirsty right now.
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