The Foods That May Contribute to 5 Different Cancers




You are what you eat. It is generally accepted that diet is one of the major causes of human cancer.

In 1997 the American Cancer Institute stated that about 1/3 of all cancers are related to what we eat and another 30% results from smoking. It would seem logical that if we watch what we eat and stop smoking we can substantially reduce our risk of getting cancer. 

The main diet-related cancers can be categorized into 3 broad classes:

1. Fat-related cancers : in the breast, ovary, prostate, large bowel, endometrium etc.
2. Alcohol-related cancers : in the liver, upper digestive tract (oropharynx and oesophagus) etc..
3. Poor or improper nutrition : in the stomach and oesophagus etc.


Prostate Cancer

The prostate is a gland that helps your body produce fluid that carries sperm from the body. Prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer to affect men.  Affecting 1 in 6 men. In 2011, more than 240,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. Early diagnosis and treatment can help increase your chance for full, stable recovery. If you do not have prostate cancer, eating a healthy diet that helps you reach or maintain a healthy weight may lower your risk for acquiring it.

Foods to avoid or may contribute to prostate cancer:
Dairy products, low-fat milk, red meat, eggs, poultry with skin, calcium supplements, high intake of fat and calorie, sugar.

Amazing fact:
Tomato-

based foods can reduce a man's risk of prostrate cancer by up to 35 percent

Breast Cancer
Breast cancer іѕ thе second leading cause οf cancer deaths аmοng American women. According tο thе health check creation, іt іѕ thе result οf a DNA exchange іn normal breast cells thаt inhibit regular growth/death rates οf thе breast cells. Thе cause fοr thіѕ DNA exchange іѕ уеt unknown, bυt risk factors linked tο thе disease include age, genetics, family history, environment, аnd lifestyle choices. Hormones аlѕο play a раrt іn cancer development. Breast cancer іѕ conventionally treated wіth surgery, chemotherapy, аnd/οr radiation. Many women, bυt, аrе declining such treatments (whісh come wіth varying side things) аnd аrе looking іntο breast cancer alternative treatment.

Foods to avoid or may contribute to breast cancer:
Alcohol, high fat foods especially animal fat, heavily processed soy such as soy milk, conventional meats, grapefruit, refined sugar, trans fats, peanuts and cashews (molds).

Amazing fact:
Studies show that as cruciferous vegetable intake goes up 20% in a population, cancer rates drop 40%.

Colon Cancer
Globally, cancer of the colon and rectum is the third leading cause of cancer in males and the fourth leading cause of cancer in females. The frequency of colorectal cancer varies around the world. It is common in the Western world and is rare in Asia and Africa. In countries where the people have adopted western diets, the incidence of colorectal cancer is increasing.

Foods (& lifestyle choices) that may contribute to colon cancer:
Beef, pork, hot dogs, bacon, conventional and processed animal protein, white flour/bread, low intake of fiber, smoking, alcohol, obesity, overeating, sugar.

Amazing fact:
Though it is best to get one's vitamins from a healthy diet, a study did show that women taking the RDA of folic acid and vitamin B6 had a 70% less likely chance of colon cancer.

Stomach Cancer
Stomach cancer is cancer that occurs in the stomach also called gastric cancer. Stomach cancer is the most common cancer in the world (after skin cancer). In the U.S.A. it is much less common, with 25,000 new cases per year causing 14,000 deaths. This means it is about 3% of new cancers in the U.S.A. each year. Stomach cancer has decreased 5-fold in the U.S.A. over the past 50 years. It is more common in males, extremely rare in children, and the average patient is 55 years old.

Foods (& lifestyle choices) that may contribute to stomach cancer:
Low intake of fresh vegetables, high intake of starchy roots, burnt, barbecued, smoked, salted, fermented or pickled foods, processed meats such as deli meats, hot dogs and ham, red meat, foods with aflatoxin mold, alcohol, smoking.

Amazing Fact:
One study found that half an onion a day could reduce the risk of stomach cancer by fifty percent.


Lung Cancer

It is common knowledge that lung cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the country. But, did you know that it carries the highest mortality rate? More people die of lung cancer than any other cancer. The good news is that lung can be prevented in most cases. Just how can you can prevent lung cancer? Quit Smoking- Smoking is the number 1 cause of lung cancer and is linked to many others.

Foods (& lifestyle choices) that may contribute to lung cancer:
Sugar, soda, refined foods, phosphates (food additive), alcohol, smoking, high fat diet, environmental toxins, low carotenoid diet.

Amazing fact:
Ex-smokers and those who never smoked who eat the most fruits and vegetables have a 50% lower risk of lung cancer than those who eat little is any fruits and vegetables.


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