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Nuts, again

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SandiaBuddy
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This has already been a topic on the board, but it bears repeating--a 42% reduction in recurrence for stage 3 people who eat tree nuts.  New article, but I could only find it in abstract format, not the full text:

http://ascopubs.org/doi/abs/10.1200/JCO.2017.75.5413?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub%3dpubmed

After a median follow-up of 6.5 years, compared with patients who abstained from nuts, individuals who consumed two or more servings of nuts per week experienced an adjusted hazard ratio (HR) for disease-free survival of 0.58 (95% CI, 0.37 to 0.92; Ptrend = .03) and an HR for overall survival of 0.43 (95% CI, 0.25 to 0.74; Ptrend = .01). In subgroup analysis, the apparent benefit was confined to tree nut intake (HR for disease-free survival, 0.54; 95% CI, 0.34 to 0.85; Ptrend = .04; and HR for overall survival, 0.47; 95% CI, 0.27 to 0.82; Ptrend = .04). The association of total nut intake with improved outcomes was maintained across other known or suspected risk factors for cancer recurrence and mortality.

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SophDan2
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I HAD stage 3C colon cancer and was just last week found to be clean of cancer, after my last CT Scan. This study is very encouraging, as I would like to believe that I have beat the monster and any thing that I can do to keep it away is helpful. Good thing I like nuts!

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