Cancer Awareness

Diet Recommendations from the American Cancer Society related to various types of cancers.

Breast Cancer
 A diet that is rich in vegetables, fruit, poultry, fish, and low-fat dairy products has also been linked with a lower risk of breast cancer in some studies. 

 Colorectal Cancer
The risk of colorectal cancer is higher for those with relatives who have had colorectal cancer or polyps. 
Risk may also be increased by long-term tobacco use and excessive alcohol use and excessive belly fat, especially among men.  
Overall, diets that are high in vegetables, fruits, and whole grains (and low in red and processed meats) have been linked with lower colorectal cancer risk. Higher fiber is related to reducing your risk of Colorectal Cancer because fiber helps to push things along.   “Wheat” bread and “whole-wheat” bread: What’s the difference? Whole-wheat bread has more fiber and is better for you.   If it just says “wheat bread,” the bread is probably made with refined white flour. Look for “whole grain” as the first ingredient on labels for bread, cereal, and crackers. 

Endometrial Cancer 
Some research has also found a link between having more belly fat (that is, a larger waistline)
and endometrial cancer.  The link to weight is thought to result from the increase in estrogen
levels that happens when women are overweight. 

Mouth, Throat and Esophageal Cancer
Obesity raises the risk for cancer in the lower esophagus  (likely due to increased acid reflux).
Very hot beverages and foods may also increase the risk of mouth and esophagus cancers,
likely as a result of the damage heat can cause to the thin lining in your mouth.

Ovarian Cancer
Some studies have found possible role for eating soy foods and drinking green tea in lowering 
ovarian cancer risk, but not all studies have found this. 

Pancreatic Cancer
Tobacco smoking, type 2 diabetes, and "pre-diabetes" all increase the risk for
pancreatic cancer and belly fat in women.     

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