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South Carolina Study Finds Chronic Inflammation May Trigger Cancer

Chronic inflammation may be a trigger in the development of cancer, including colon and stomach cancer, say researchers at the University of South Carolina Arnold School of Public Health. The study, featured recently as a poster at the annual research conference of the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR), suggests that eating a diet high in sugar, saturated fats, and other foods that promote inflammation increases the risk of premature death from any cause, including cancers of the gastrointestinal tract. Researchers from the Arnold School's Cancer Prevention and Control Program (CPCP) used an inflammatory index of foods and nutrients that had been developed at the University of South Carolina.