Mark your calendar for Thursday, May 24 – the launch day for the most comprehensive and authoritative report on lifestyle and cancer prevention to date. The American Institute for Cancer Research and World Cancer Research Fund will unveil Diet, Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Cancer: A Global Perspective, the Third Expert Report. The report will present the very latest research on how lifestyle factors such as diet, nutrition, body weight, and physical activity can impact cancer risk.
It is the most comprehensive assessment of existing literature based on a review of hundreds of studies. Experts worldwide applaud the report as a landmark achievement in terms of the scope of its coverage.
Cauliflower steaks are a great culinary alternative to various animal-based proteins. If you follow a plant-based diet, think about using them in place of beef, veal or other animal proteins. For example, cauliflower can boost your vegetable intake by replacing meat in many stews and other casseroles, such as my Cauliflower Cashew Carrot Curry.
You’ve surely seen plenty of headlines proclaiming the Mediterranean Diet among the healthiest ways to eat. What does the research behind these headlines mean about potential to reduce your risk of cancer? We need to step in and look more closely at these studies, and also step back to view their findings as part of the big picture on what we know about eating habits and cancer risk.
Does a Mediterranean Diet reduce cancer risk?
A growing number of studies do link a Mediterranean pattern of eating with lower cancer risk. But it’s important to emphasize that this is compared to people with low scores for “Mediterranean” eating –which usually means they have eating habits that include more meat, refined grains and sweets. These studies do not establish Mediterranean diets as more protective than other healthy ways of eating.