The latest major research report on diet’s link to breast cancer risk concluded that data is too limited to allow any conclusions about dietary fiber. Since then, a few more studies have added to the picture. In a recent combined analysis of ten population studies, involving more than 712,000 women, those who consumed the most dietary fiber were less likely to develop breast cancer than those who consumed the least. Is this enough to justify any change in steps we already take to reduce breast cancer risk?
Studies don’t show any one particular kind of food choice that will make a difference in dealing with or reducing risk of metabolic syndrome. It really seems to be about the overall eating habits. A combined analysis of 50 studies shows that a Mediterranean-style eating pattern lowers risk of metabolic syndrome by about 30 percent. That doesn’t mean eating at Italian and Greek restaurants every night – in fact, the way those cuisines are often adapted for U.S. customers, that could be exactly the wrong thing to do.
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We can prevent about 45 percent of U.S. colorectal cancer with 5 basic lifestyle choices. According to today’s most up-to-date, research-grounded report on how diet and lifestyle reduce risk, released by the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) and World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) earlier this year: