In Episode #139, I sat down with gastroenterologist Alan Desmond, MD, to talk about colorectal cancer – the third most common form of cancer globally. We had an in-depth discussion about what colorectal cancer is, who tends to get it, how it’s diagnosed, and the survival rate after diagnosis. Alan also shared the importance of colorectal cancer screening and what lifestyle modifications we can make to lower our risk of developing colorectal cancer.
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- The 2015 O’Keefe paper we mentioned that included rural African and African American subjects: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4415091/
- The umbrella review that we spoke about: https://gut.bmj.com/content/gutjnl/69/12/2244.full.pdf
- A fascinating review on the role of diet and the gut microbiome in colorectal cancer: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5960467/pdf/13238_2018_Article_543.pdf
- Dr Denis Burkitt’s landmark 1973 publication: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1588096/
- Plus a fascinating video featuring Dr Burkitt in conversation with Dr McDougall during a visit to Loma Linda University in 1990: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GA1fkVLqhmE