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What is the basic health rules that can help fight cancer?

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Obesity is linked to several types of cancer, so it’s smart to follow an eating plan that helps you keep your weight as low as you can without being underweight. Cancer experts say it’s key to avoid high-calorie processed foods and sugary beverages like soda, sweet tea, and juice-flavored drinks. They have lots of calories but won’t help you feel full. Alcohol is also tied to several types of cancer. All types -- beer, wine, and spirits -- seem to raise your chances. Drink in moderate amounts. That means no more than one drink a day for women, and no more than two for men.

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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