Colorectal Cancer Awareness CSR Program

Yakult has partnered with Thomson Hospital Kota Damansara and Sin Chew Daily to organize a Colorectal Cancer Awareness Program, which took place on March 25, 2023, at the Sin Chew Daily Office Event Hall. The program, entitled “Diagnosed Too Late, Too Difficult to Treat? Understanding Colorectal Cancer: It’s Never Too Late for Prevention” aimed to raise public awareness about the importance of prevention and early detection of colorectal cancer which is also in line with one of Yakult’s philosophy, prevention is better than cure.  More than 100 participants attended the program. Participants received complementary Yakult probiotic drinks and a set of iFOBT test kit for colorectal cancer self-screening.

This program is one of the initiatives from Yakult’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) which aims to bring health and happiness to the public. This event hopes to increase Malaysians’ awareness on the risk of colorectal cancer and how healthy lifestyle and eating habits can reduce the risk of this cancer, as evidenced by a Japanese colon cancer research expert, Dr. Hideki Ishikawa1.

The study was conducted by Dr. Hideki Ishikawa from Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Japan to evaluate the effectiveness of dietary fiber or L. paracasei Shirota strain in reducing occurrence of colorectal tumors amongst 398 high-risk patients aged between 40-65 years. The patients were divided into groups with or without intake of L. paracasei Shirota strain powder. The occurrence of polyps was investigated after 2 and 4 years.

After 4 years, the group administered with L. paracasei Shirota strain powder showed a significant decrease by 35% in the formation of colorectal tumors that are more likely to turn cancerous as compared with the groups that did not. The study suggested that L. paracasei Shirota strain may reduce the risk of the development of colorectal tumors.

Watch sharing from Consultant Gastroenterologist and Physician, Dr. Gan Ing Earn and Consultant Clinical Oncologist, Dr. Tan Chih Kiang about prevention of colorectal cancer: https://www.facebook.com/easily.sinchew/videos/6017374481710946

Reference:
1Ishikawa H, Akedo I, Otani T, et al. Randomized trial of dietary fiber and Lactobacillus casei administration for prevention of colorectal tumors. Int J Cancer. 2005 Sep 20: 116(5): 762-767.

大肠癌醒觉活动 “发现太晚,治疗太难?看懂大肠癌,防治永不迟”

Yakult联合哥打白沙罗康盛医院与星洲日报于 2023 年3月25日位于星洲日报的活动大厅主办大肠癌醒觉活动。活动主题为“发现太晚,治疗太难?–看懂大肠癌,防治永不迟”,宗旨是为了提升大众对于防范与早期检测大肠癌的重要性的认知。此活动符合 Yakult 的企业理念之一,预防胜于治疗。 超过100 位读者出席这项活动。读者们也获得免费 Yakult 益生菌饮品以及粪便潜血检查器。

这项活动是Yakult公司的企业社会责任,主要是要将健康和快乐带给大家。希望可以借此机会提升马来西亚人民对于大肠癌风险的意识以及Yakult 益生菌 Shirota strain 在降低大肠癌风险方面的益处。此益处已被日本大肠癌研究专家石川树秀医生证实1。

这项研究是由日本京都府立医科大学教授石川树秀医生博士所进行的,宗旨是评估膳食纤维或 L. paracasei Shirota strain 在 398 名年龄介于 40 至 65 岁高风险病患当中降低大肠肿瘤发生率的有效性。病患被分为摄取或不摄取 L. paracasei Shirota strain 粉末的组别。然后,在研究进行的第二和第四年后探讨大肠息肉的发生率。

四年后,摄取 L. paracasei Shirota strain 粉末的组别在长出具有演变成癌症的大肠肿瘤的风险明显下降了35%。这项研究说明了 L. paracasei Shirota strain 可能降低患上大肠肿瘤的风险。

欲观看肝肠胃内可顾问颜荣恩医生和临床肿瘤专科顾问陈子健医生对预防大肠癌的分享,可点击 https://www.facebook.com/easily.sinchew/videos/6017374481710946

考:
1Ishikawa H, Akedo I, Otani T, et al. Randomized trial of dietary fiber and Lactobacillus casei administration for prevention of colorectal tumors. Int J Cancer. 2005 Sep 20: 116(5): 762-767.

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