Unhealthy Dietary Choices Claimed the Lives of 11 Million People in 2017, Study Finds

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Healthy food choices are at the core of the long-standing AICR Cancer Prevention Recommendations. But healthy food choices also promote overall good health – prolonging life and protecting people from disease and disability. The enormous impact of food choices on health was recently highlighted in The Global Burden of Disease (GBD) Study, 2017 study, one of the most exhaustive worldwide observational epidemiological studies conducted to date; the GBD study suggests that more than 11 million deaths could have been prevented through healthy diet in 2017. These findings are closely aligned with and support AICR’s Cancer Prevention Recommendations.

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AICR Recommendations Improve Health and Reduce Risk of Recurrence Among Colorectal Cancer Survivors

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In a new cross-sectional study that tracked the lifestyles and quality of life of nearly 1,100 people over 10 years, researchers found that colorectal cancer survivors who closely followed the AICR/WCRF Recommendations, especially those pertaining to physical activity, were more likely to have a better quality of life compared to those who did not follow the Recommendations.

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Organic Foods and Cancer Risk: Separating Myth from Fact

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Organic food is one of the hottest topics in nutrition today – a quick googling yields more than 18 million results – and nearly everyone has an opinion on it. A recent survey found that nearly half of all Americans report choosing organic foods when possible.


There is concern that pesticides used on conventionally-grown foods may pose a cancer risk, particularly to agricultural workers. However, it is not known whether eating conventionally grown foods poses health risks. Findings from a new study published last week in JAMA Internal Medicine suggest that organic foods may lower cancer risk.

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