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The Best Diet to Conquer Cancer

The Best Diet to Conquer Cancer
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There were 1,735,350 new cancer cases diagnosed and 609,640 cancer deaths in 2018, according to the American Cancer Society. While cancer is a complex disease, caused by a number of factors, a new study reveals the number one diet to reduce your cancer risk.

Researchers in France noted that there are a variety of organizations claiming that their nutrition and lifestyle recommendations offer optimal health. The scientists recruited 41,000 participants and followed them over an eight-year period to find out which nutritional approach was the best in helping to prevent different types of cancer.

According to HealthiNation, the researchers tracked the eating habits of the participants and scored them based on the guidelines of each of these nutritional approaches:

  • The Alternate Healthy Eating Index 2010 (AHEI-2010). This diet is based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans created by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. It emphasizes increasing your intake of fruits and vegetables, limiting refined grains and other empty calories, increasing intake of low-fat dairy, reducing saturated fat and dietary cholesterol, and eating a variety of lean protein sources.
  • The World Cancer Research Fund/American Institute for Cancer Research (WCRF/AICR) Score: These international organizations collaborated to create guidelines that emphasize plant-based proteins, low alcohol intake, low intake of energy-dense foods like sweets and oils, and physical activity.
  • The Mediterranean Diet (MEDI-LITE): This plan is based on the traditional eating habits of cultures living in countries surrounding the Mediterranean Sea. It’s essentially a plant-based diet that emphasizes fruit and vegetables, whole grains, legumes and nuts, olive oil, herbs and spices. It also encourages folks to enjoy fish, seafood, chicken and eggs in moderation. Yogurt and cheese are also permitted in moderation.
  • The French National Health Program-Guideline Score (PNNS-GS): This program was developed by the French government to help curb the growing number of chronic diseases in their country. The approach calls for increasing fruit and vegetable intake, reducing sodium, increasing calcium and increasing physical activity.

The study researchers instituted a score system to ensure that the participants stayed on track and then they evaluated how well the different recommendations helped prevent cancer incidence.

According to the results recently published, all these healthy diets helped reduce cancer risk overall, but the standout was the WCRF/AICR — the essentially plant-based diet. This approach reduced all over cancer risk by 12 percent. It also reduced breast cancer risk by 14 percent and prostate cancer by 12 percent.

Although many of the current diet recommendations recommend eating more plant-based foods, the WCRF/AICR is unique in that it shuns alcohol intake and all animal foods including eggs more harshly.

Another study of over 380,000 participants also showed that the WCRF/AICR diet lowered the risk of cancer by 18 percent and had a 34 percent lower risk of early death. The diet seems to be especially helpful against cancers of the colon and rectum, stomach, esophagus, breast, lung, endometrial, kidney and liver.

Dr. Joel Fuhrman, author of “The End of Heart Disease” and “The End of Diabetes” tells Newsmax that this study, like other credible long-term studies, shows that the more colorful vegetables and plant matter we consume, the more we lower the risk of cancer and extend our lifespan.

However the international expert has a warning:

“What’s not said in this study is that when you approach a vegan diet, you could risk being low in B12, zinc, and DHA, nutrients needed for the protection of the brain and immune system with aging. So as people move toward these plant-based lifestyles to reduce their cancer and heart disease risk, they have to supplement their diet intelligently to make sure they are not creating deficiencies that could affect later life brain function.”

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There were 1,735,350 new cancer cases diagnosed and 609,640 cancer deaths in 2018, according to the American Cancer Society. While cancer is a complex disease, caused by a number of factors, a new study reveals the number one diet to reduce your cancer risk.
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