The Top Foods for Preventing Cancer

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The Top Foods for Preventing CancerCancer is a pervasive disease in our culture. Medical research over the past two decades has focused heavily on cancer treatments. Specifically, scientists have been making slow but steady progress in learning how to halt cancer that has already started to spread.

There is a subtle shift taking place, however, within the medical community. Prevention has become as important as effective treatments. Not developing cancer at all is really the very best approach to the disease.

Diet may be one of the most effective ways to prevent cancer cells from growing and multiplying. With that in mind, here’s some definitive evidence about foods that prevent cancer, courtesy of researchers from the Department of Health Sciences Research at the Mayo Clinic.

The research team at the famed clinic lamented the fact that studies investigating fruit, vegetable, fiber, and grain consumption, and cancer risk are inconclusive. So they conducted their own trial in which they looked for links between dietary habits and the risk for getting pancreatic cancer.

The researchers found that there was a significant positive link between pancreatic cancer prevention and the following foods:

— Citrus
— Melon
— Berries
— Dark green vegetables
— Deep yellow vegetables
— Tomato
— Dried beans and peas
— Insoluble fiber
— Soluble fiber
— Whole grains
— Orange/grapefruit juice,

They also found that there was an increased association with pancreatic cancer and this food group:

— Non-whole grains

These results remained the same, even after adjusting for diabetes or total sugar intake.

The researchers concluded that lower consumption of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and fiber is associated with having pancreatic cancer. This, they say, could mean that these food groups have a significant role to play in developing cancer prevention strategies.

To find out more about pancreatic cancer prevention, read the article, Blood Pressure Drugs Could Slow Down Pancreatic Cancer.

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Victor Marchione, MD received his Bachelor of Science Degree in 1973 and his Medical Degree from the University of Messina in 1981. He has been licensed and practicing medicine in New York and New Jersey for over 20 years. Dr. Marchione is a respected leader in the field of smoking cessation and pulmonary medicine. He has been featured on ABC News and World Report, CBS Evening News and the NBC Today Show and is the editor of the popular The... Read Full Bio »