Processed Food and Cancer

Consuming processed items like soda, candy, frozen meals, packaged bread and desserts, instant noodles and soups, and meats like hot dogs and chicken nuggets can increase cancer risk, a recent French study found. The study's authors say the risk may be linked to the poorer nutritional quality of such foods and possibly to the chemical

People vs. Cancer

How smarter prevention is helping more Americans beat the odds of getting cancer. Eat Mediterranean:  There's one more reason to load up on whole grains, fruits and vegetables, nuts and beans, olive oil and lean protein like fish. A Mediterranean-style eating plan has been shown to protect against several types of cancer, including colon, prostate,

Diet & Pancreatic Cancer

Eating less fat and more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains may lower the risk of pancreatic cancer if you're overweight or obese. For 15 years,  scientists tracked roughly 46,200 postmenopausal women in the Women's Health Initiative who had been randomly assigned to one of two diets, "low fat" or "usual", for nine years.  Among women

High Fruit Consumption, Low Breast Cancer Risk

Women who ate at least three servings a day of apples, bananas and grapes as teenagers were 25% less likely to have developed breast cancer in middle age than women who said that they ate only a half serving of those fruits daily. There also was some benefit, but less of it, linked to eating

Nuts And Cancer

There's good news fo nut lovers. A review of multiple studies indicates that a higher consumption of nuts may reduce your risk of certain cancers. Mayo Clinic investigators combed through 36 observational studies involving more than 30,000 people. After analyzing all of the data, the researchers found that nut consumption did, in fact, appear to

Which Cancers Are Linked To Red Meat?

The evidence is strongest for colorectal cancer, and there the association is strongest with processed red meats like bacon, sausage, hot dogs, and lunch meats. We've also seen that red meat consumption during adolescence is related to the risk of breast cancer. Source: Nutrition Action Health Letter October 2015 PLEASE REMEMBER TO DONATE   THANK YOU!

Diet And Your Genes

Your genetic makeup affects how your body processes nutrients in the food you eat. And the nutrients in turn can have an effect on certain genetic activities within your body. For instance, the nutrient folate, contained in a variety of fruits and vegetables, can turn off certain genes.  In doing so, folate can protect against

A Cancer Fighter

The cancer fighter that's more powerful than green tea and red wine combined (and it satisfies your sweet tooth, too!)  You've heard that green tea and red wine are powerful cancer fighters.  That's because they're loaded with phenols and flavonoids, 2 powerful  antioxidants proven to fight off heart disease as well as cancer.  But did

Eating Smart

Limit the amount of processed meat and red meat you eat. Lower how much you eat of processed meats, such as bacon, sausage, luncheon meats, and hot dogs. Choose fish, poultry, or beans instead of red meat (beef, pork, and lamb). If you eat red meat, select lean cuts and eat smaller portions. Prepare meat,

Hold The Fries

A diet high in certain fats could up your risk of two types of breast cancer. according to a new decade-long study of more than 337,000 European women. This is the first study to pinpoint a specific association between diet and the cancers linked to estrogen levels gone haywire, which represent up to 60% of