Les amidons résistants sont présents dans les bananes encore vertes mais aussi les pommes de terre, les graines ou les légumineuses. © Alexander Ruiz

Does Eating Bananas Prevent Certain Cancers?

This is information that seems unlikely. However, researchers have shown that resistant starches, which are found in bananas, among other things, prevent certain types of cancer.

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That bananas have the power to prevent cancer? The results of a recent clinical study published in cancer research prevention, might suggest. In fact, scientists have investigated whether a daily intake of 30 grams is resistant starch – a type of starch that is not digested by the functioning of the small intestine
After the stomach, the small intestine consists of the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum. Its function is to continue the digestion of food and, above all, to absorb nutrients.
The intestine secretes juice…” data-image=”https://cdn.futura-sciences.com/buildsv6/images/midioriginal/c/f/3/cf3eb631b4_50034445_small-intestinal-healthallrefer-01.jpg” data – url=”https://news.google.com/health/definitions/medicine-small-bowel-2737/” data-more=”Read more”>small intestine – present in green bananas, potato season
The potato is harvested from May to October. Before the end of July, it is referred to as “Primeur”. Until September it’s…” data-image=”https://cdn.futura-sciences.com/buildsv6/images/midioriginal/2/9/d/29df0a1fe5_50035717_pomme-terre-dr.jpg” data-url=” https://news.google.com/planet/definitions/botany-apple-earth-7373/” data-more=”Read more”>potatoes or even the legumes may prevent the occurrence of certain types of cancer
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This research was conducted on very specific patients suffering from it syndrome by Lynch. That’s a problem hereditary original genetically which disrupts the repair mechanisms of the DNA structure
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The function of the stomach is to digest the food chewed in the mouth and brought down the esophagus. Digestion in the stomach takes between 3 and 7 hours thanks to the presence of digestive enzymes (proteases such as pepsin)…” data-image=”https://cdn.futura-sciences.com/buildsv6/images/midioriginal/ 8/5 /4/854186b872_50035482_stomach-imageshack.jpg” data-url=”https://news.google.com/health/definitions/biology-stomach-6857/” data-more=”Read more “>stomach. Aspirin based treatment helps reduce the risk of their occurrence, but for cancers that affect other areas of the body, scientists haven’t found a way to prevent them. Prevention is based on avoiding negative disorders or reducing their risk.” data-image=”https://cdn.futura-sciences.com/buildsv6/images/midioriginal/0/7/0/070bdc60f3_50035320_amenagement-prevention-crue-clive -perrin-geograph-cc-2.jpg” data -url=”https://news.google .com/planete/definitions/developpement-durable-prevention-6509/” data-more=”Read more”>prevention effective…until they got to resistant starches.

Bananas, the anti-cancer gesture for people with Lynch Syndrome

The results of this clinical study are only of interest in a very limited context. These results do not suggest at all that resistant starches prevent everything Cancer in the general population. On the other hand, they provide interesting data on the possible prevention of non-colorectal cancer in people with Lynch syndrome.

The 918 participants in this study were divided into two groups: a group that consumed 30 g of powdered resistant starch daily and a group that consumed a placebo.
Medicine…” data-image=”https://cdn.futura-sciences.com/buildsv6/images/midioriginal/4/2/b/42bf5c01f8_50038191_placebo-quatre-medicaments-nih-wiki-dp.jpg” Data -url=”https://news.google.com/health/definitions/medicine-placebo-11701/” data-more=”Read more”>placebo. Follow-up care took place over a longer period of time. When the patients in the “resistant starch” group took this supplement for four years, their health status and incidence of cancer were studied for almost ten years in the majority and up to twenty years in some of them.

The results show that resistant starches do not affect In epidemiology, incidence refers to the number of new cases of a disease that have occurred in a specific period. For example, an increase in incidence can be observed… cute-wiki-dp.jpg” data-url=”https://news.google.com/sante/definitions/medicine-incidence-13469/ ” data-more=” Read more”>A hit of colon cancer in patients with Lynch syndrome, but in other types of cancer. The effect is particularly noticeable in cancers of the upper gastrointestinal tract. In the “resistant starch” group, 27 people developed non-colorectal cancer compared to 48 in the placebo group; more than two years after the start of the clinical trial.

The scientists conclude that resistant starches may have a protective effect against non-colorectal cancers in people with Lynch syndrome, although they still find certain limitations in their finding. In fact, their first hypothesis was that resistant starches actually have an effect on the prevention of colon cancer, which they could not show here. There are several types of…” data-image=”https://cdn.futura-sciences.com/buildsv6/images/midioriginal/4/5/7/4575b9b026_53969_prevalence.jpg” data-url=”https: / /news.google.com/sante/definitions/medicine-prevalence-2818/” data-more=”Read more”>frequency of Lynch syndrome in the general population is unknown and the individual risk of each condition also depends on other factors such as age, gender or lifestyle.

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