Foods that Fight Cancer

Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide, accounting for 7.6 million deaths (around 13% of all deaths) in 2008. WHO estimates 12 million cancer deaths worldwide in 2030.

However, fear not, there is hope. 

People fear cancer and also believe that there is little they can do to prevent it. They put developing cancer down to hereditary factors or sheer bad luck. However, scientific research shows that this is not the case, and that lifestyle factors such as diet can play a major role in preventing cancer

About 30% of cancer deaths are due to the five leading behavioral and dietary risks: high body mass index, low fruit and vegetable intake, lack of physical activity, tobacco use, alcohol use.

Generally, data has shown that individuals consuming fewest fruits and vegetables have twice the chance of developing certain cancers, suggest that these dietary shortcomings could play a role in the higher cancer rates now afflicting the West.

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