A new survey indicates more than half of Americans who have serious food allergies have suffered a reaction because they did not understand or have information about the food they ate. A study revealed one-third of adults with serious allergies suffered a reaction because they weren't informed about an ingredient at a restaurant or because foods were incorrectly labeled.
The addition of folic acid to many grain-based foods has proven to be an asset in preventing birth defects but might have a role in causing cancer. Since 1998, when adding folic acid to certain foods became mandatory, an estimated 15,000 additional cases of colon and rectal cancer have occurred per year.
Awareness is the key to preventing colon cancer, according to a medical expert. This article gives tips for lowering the risk of disease, including getting colorectal screenings and eating a low-fat, high-fiber diet.