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Magnesium-rich diet might curb colon cancer risk

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. New evidence suggests that a diet high in magnesium may reduce the occurrence of colon cancer in women, according to research led by School of Public Health epidemiology professor Aaron Folsom.

“Foods high in magnesium, such as vegetables, grains, and fruit, are already considered useful for reducing colon cancer risk because of their high fiber and antioxidant content,” says Folsom. However, national health surveys report that many adults do not meet the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for this mineral.

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