Dietary Influences on Various Cancers

At our November meeting, Tony Segreti presented a summary of an interesting article on nutrition and cancer, giving us six areas where dietary guidelines can help prevent cancer.  The evidence, while not always conclusive, is substantial of the influence of these dietary guidelines on cancer risks. The six dietary areas and their impacts on various cancers are:

  1. Eliminating or reducing dairy products can help prevent prostate cancer.
  2. Alcohol can increase the risk of oral and colorectal cancers.
  3. Red and processed meat can increase the risk of colerectal cancer.
  4. Grilled, fried, and broiled meat can increase the risk of color, rectum, breast, pancreas and kidney cancers.
  5. Soy products consumed in a non-processed form (tofu, edamame, tempeh, soy milk, for example) can reduce the risk of breast cancer.
  6. Fruit and vegetables can reduce the risk of a variety of cancers.

To read the entire study, which includes more data, click here .