Nutrition Bite: This causes 30-35% of cancer

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For today’s nutrition bite, we’re exploring what causes cancer and 2 things you can do to protect yourself.

In 2008, researchers at the MD Anderson Cancer Center set out to understand what was driving our global cancer epidemic.

Was it genetics? Pollution? A simple consequence of longer lifespans?

After a huge analysis of peer-reviewed studies, they concluded this…

30 to 35% of all cancer cases are caused by diet. [1]

That’s even more than the number of cases caused by smoking!

Sadly, not much has changed since then. Last year the modern diet caused more than 2 million cancer deaths.

So how can you avoid becoming another cancer statistic? Fortunately, there are some pretty simple steps to reduce your risk.

  1. Avoid the foods studies have clearly shown increase your risk for cancer.
  2. Eat the foods that are richest in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, flavonoids, and polyphenols known to prevent cancer. Get a list of cancer fighting food here!

For example, ditch the sugary treats (known to increase your risk of cancer) and enjoy red grapes instead. They’re nature’s candy and are packed with phytonutrients, flavonoids, and resveratrol!

Want to learn more?

Let’s turn these statistics around!

Erin

P.S. When you download the Eat to Defeat Cancer ebook, or sign up for the summit, right now you’ll have access to an interview with Kristi Funk. Dr. Funk is a board-certified breast cancer surgeon and John Robbins interviewed her yesterday about The Ultimate Cancer-Kicking Diet.

This interview is only on replay until 11am Pacific today!

[1] Preetha Anand, et al., “Cancer is a preventable disease that requires major lifestyle changes.”, Pharmaceutical Research, vol 9, 2008.

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