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Can food help prevent cancer?

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Experts say eating healthy is an important way to protect yourself from cancer. When you put the right kinds of foods -- and the right portions -- into your body, you fuel your cells with the nutrients they need to stay healthy. You’ll also avoid unhealthy ingredients that could make you sick.

From: Can Food Help Prevent Cancer? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: “Common questions about diet and cancer,” “Diet and activity factors that affect risks for certain cancers,” “Food additives, safety, and organic foods.”

National Cancer Institute: “Chemicals in Meat Cooked at High Temperatures and Cancer Risk,” “Garlic and Cancer Prevention,” “Recommendations for Cancer Prevention.”

American Institute for Cancer Research: “Recommendations for Cancer Prevention.”

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine: “Researchers Unveil Six Dietary Guidelines for Cancer Prevention.”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on November 11, 2018

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: “Common questions about diet and cancer,” “Diet and activity factors that affect risks for certain cancers,” “Food additives, safety, and organic foods.”

National Cancer Institute: “Chemicals in Meat Cooked at High Temperatures and Cancer Risk,” “Garlic and Cancer Prevention,” “Recommendations for Cancer Prevention.”

American Institute for Cancer Research: “Recommendations for Cancer Prevention.”

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine: “Researchers Unveil Six Dietary Guidelines for Cancer Prevention.”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on November 11, 2018

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