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The Meat-Cancer Connection

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The link between meat and cancer has been known for more than a century. In fact, an article published in The New York Times in 1907 enlightened readers to that very fact. The headline: “Cancer Increasing Among Meat Eaters.” Dr. Barnard even wrote about it in his blog. Yet, here we are in the 21st century and there are still…

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Inflammatory Foods Linked to Colorectal Cancer

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Inflammatory foods, such as red and processed meats, play a role in colorectal cancer development, according to a study published in JAMA Oncology. Researchers followed 121,050 participants over 26 years and rated their diets for their inflammatory potential. Pro-inflammatory products included processed meats, red meat, organ meats, and sodas. Men and women who consumed the most of these products were…

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Dairy Increases Risk for Prostate Cancer Recurrence

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Whole milk consumption increases risk for prostate cancer recurrence in overweight and obese men, according to a study published in The Prostate. Researchers followed 1,334 participants from the Cancer of the Prostate Strategic Urologic Research Endeavor and tracked dairy intake and cancer-related deaths, recurrences, and treatments. Those who consumed more than 4 servings of whole milk per week increased their…

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Most Cancer Cases in United States Linked to Lifestyle

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Most cancer incidents and deaths are a result of modifiable lifestyle choices, including diet, according to data published online in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians. Researchers analyzed data from 2014 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Cancer Institute and assessed cancer incidence rates and morbidity attributable to risk factors including meat and dairy intake,…

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