Harvard Discovery STOPS Cancer

Dear Living Well Daily Reader,

If cancer isn’t the most frightening word in the English language, I don’t know what is.

And with all the painful and sickening treatments out there, like chemotherapy, radiation and surgery, you know your best bet is to avoid getting cancer in the first place.

Now it looks like there may be an incredibly easy way to do just that.

Researchers from Harvard recently discovered two natural compounds that can slash your risk of developing one of the deadliest cancers around.

I’m talking about two cheap, easy-to-find supplements that may help stop a cancer that will kill nearly 50,000 Americans this year.

And here’s the best part — if you have joint problems, you may already be taking them.

In the Harvard-run study, researchers analyzed eight years of health data for over 96,000 men and women who were in their late 60s. They were monitored for things like physical activity and supplement use.

After the researchers sorted out the data, they discovered something amazing…

Folks who took glucosamine and chondroitin, popular joint supplements, had a significantly lower risk of colon cancer — 23 percent lower, to be exact.

But what was more incredible…

The scientists found that these results didn’t waver even when they accounted for other risk factors like weight and exercise habits.

People taking glucosamine and chondroitin were less likely to get colon cancer — simple as that.

One reason why glucosamine and chondroitin may be effective cancer fighters is due to their ability to stop inflammation, which is a key driver of both colon cancer and arthritis.

Experts admit there needs to be more research on the nutrient duo’s effects on cancer but believe that one day it may be a standard treatment.

These powerful compounds are frequently sold together in supplement form and are available at many natural health stores or through online retailers like Amazon.com. You can get your hands on a two-month supply for about $20.

Live well,

Natalie Moore
Managing editor, Living Well Daily

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Sources

[1] Use of glucosamine and chondroitin supplements in relation to risk of colorectal cancer: Results from the Nurses’ Health Study and Health Professionals follow-up study

[2] Key statistics for colorectal cancer

Natalie Moore

Written By Natalie Moore

Natalie Moore is a dedicated health researcher with a passion for finding healthy, natural, and science-based solutions. After a decade of direct healthcare experience in western and natural medicine, she was involved in public health research before joining Living Well Daily.

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