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.Read more… “AICR Recommendations Improve Health and Reduce Risk of Recurrence Among Colorectal Cancer Survivors”
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.
Read more… “Organic Foods and Cancer Risk: Separating Myth from Fact”
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.
Cigarette smoking markedly increases the risk of developing lung cancer. Historically, that risk has been gauged by how much and how long a person smokes, often described in pack-a-day terms over a period of years. However, data from several large population-based studies suggest that a person’s ethnicity and race influence risk. Findings from a recent review suggest that biomarkers of tobacco exposure may be better determinants of risk, reconciling these two disparate views.