Diet Linked to Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Lots of Meat, Saturated Fat, Dairy May Raise Risk
Zheng says that it's not necessary to stop eating meat. Nor it is necessary to gobble up huge quantities of vegetables. A balanced diet, he says, is all that's needed.
His study showed that people who ate more of certain foods tended to have a lower risk of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Those foods include:
- Mixed lettuce salad
- Citrus fruits
Improving your diet won't just lower your cancer risk, Mueller notes.
"There is such a confluence between risk factors for cancer and risk factors for heart disease," she says. "Get plenty of exercise, eat a good diet, don't smoke. It is what your mother told you. It's true that this is the basis of a healthy lifestyle. And it's true that this lowers your risk for these big killers, too."