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Obesity Increases Cancer Risk

A new report from the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) links obesity to 12 types of cancer. The report, Diet, Nutrition, Physical Activity and Cancer: a Global Perspective, analyzed a decade of research to develop cancer prevention recommendations. The analysis found strong evidence that being overweight or obese throughout adulthood increases risk of cancer of the mouth, esophagus, stomach, pancreas, gallbladder, liver, colon, breast (post menopause), ovaries, endometrium, prostate (advanced), and kidney.

Diet-Related Inflammation and Colorectal Cancer

Excluding skin cancers, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in the US, with 140,000 new cases forecast for 2018. Research has linked dietary factors to colorectal cancer risk. Processed meats are associated with higher risk, whereas high-fiber diets are associated with lower risk, although it is unclear how this happens.

Q. Colon cancer runs in my family, so I want to do everything I...

Q. Colon cancer runs in my family, so I want to do everything I can to lower my risk. Ive heard that taking extra calcium can help. Is this true?

Is The Phytoestrogen in Soy Milk Linked to Breast Cancer?

Q. I've been drinking soy milk daily for years. Since it contains phytoestrogens, I wonder if it puts me at higher risk of developing breast cancer?

Reduces Colorectal Cancer Risk By Reducing Inflammation

Of any cancer, inflammation has one of the clearest links with colorectal cancer. That includes cancers of the colon (large intestine) and rectum (tail end of the colon). So, it's worth considering whether reducing inflammation through healthful eating could decrease colorectal cancer risk.

Benefits of the Mediterranean Diet

The Mediterranean-style diet has been drawing continued support in recent years along with a little cautionary advice. Is the Mediterranean diet healthful and safe-or is it elevated by hype?

Do Multi-Colored Carrots Have Less Beta-Carotene?

Each carrot type will have varied health effects because of these colored compounds. A healthy dietary pattern contains a variety of fruits and vegetables, which carrots of multiple colors can be a part of.

Keep Cancer from Coming Back

After kicking cancer, you might worry it will return. That's understandable. Cancer survivors are at significantly higher risk for cancer recurrence and for developing new cancers. But, that doesn't mean there's nothing you can do about it. Although many factors affect cancer risk and survival, following a healthy diet and lifestyle are important proactive steps.

Coffee Cleared of Cancer Risk Label

The World Health Organization has lifted a 25-year-old caution that coffee might cause cancer. Publishing their findings in The Lancet Oncology, WHO experts reviewed more than a thousand human and animal studies and concluded that coffee should no longer be classified as a possible carcinogen.

Exercise May Cut Your Risk of 13 Types of Cancer

Need fresh motivation to lace up those walking shoes? A study of 1.44 million adults reports that physical activity is associated with lower risk of 13 types of cancer, including three of the four most common - breast, colon and lung cancer.