STUDY

 

Rural SA diet prevents cancer

 

NEWS

April 29 th, 2015

Researchers from the University of Pittsburg conducted a dietary study with 20 African American volunteers and 20 from rural KZN. Results of the study reveals that the ‘rural SA diet’, which is based on low fat and high fibre corn-based products, vegetables and fruits, saw a dramatic drop in risk factors for colon cancer. Around 600,000 people die on average each year from colon cancer.  a deadly disease known to kill more than 600,000 people per year. The group of KZN participants started eating American food rich in animal proteins and fats.  The study concluded that the ‘Westernisation’ of the ‘African diet’ has become a major health issue in Africa. However, the ‘Africanisation’ of the American diet has increased the total quantity of butyrate in one measure by 2.5 times.


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