Cancer Prevention in a Can

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With summer in full swing, one of the last things I want to do is turn on the oven. But when grilling outside is not an option, I rely on canned foods.

Many things that you can get fresh – fruits, vegetables, chicken, fish – you can also find in a can. If you shop with a discerning eye and make sure to check labels for added sugars and sodium, canned foods can be a fast, easy, and inexpensive way to prepare a nutritious and cancer-protective meal. Read more… “Cancer Prevention in a Can”

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    Alcohol and diabetes study. How that connects to cancer risk.

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    For lower cancer risk, AICR recommends not to drink alcohol. Its ethanol is a recognized carcinogen and our latest report found that even moderate amounts increase the risk of breast cancer. Yet whether drinking moderate amounts of alcohol has some health benefits is an ongoing area of research.

    Now a study suggests that light to moderate drinking can lower the risk of diabetes. The study was published in Diabetologia. Read more… “Alcohol and diabetes study. How that connects to cancer risk.”

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      HealthTalk: Will hot dogs and bacon preserved with celery powder still increase my cancer risk?

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      Although natural ingredients like celery powder may make processed meats sound much safer than conventional options, we don’t have evidence to support that. Even small amounts of processed meats eaten regularly – such as having a daily hot dog — increase the risk of colorectal and stomach cancers. Whether you choose conventional or “natural” processed meats, until research becomes clearer, the best advice is to minimize them all. Read more… “HealthTalk: Will hot dogs and bacon preserved with celery powder still increase my cancer risk?”

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