In women over age 50, losing just four pounds and keeping the weight off can lower breast cancer risk, a new study suggests.
An extensive review of studies related to diet and prostate cancer risk, published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, revealed that consumption of higher amounts of plant-based foods may be associated with decreased prostate cancer risk, and consumption of higher amounts of dairy products may be associated with increased prostate cancer risk.
A review of modifiable risk factors for cancer, published in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, reported that alcohol consumption is a major contributor to cancer among women.
A study by Eliassen et al, published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, found that high concentrations of dietary carotenoids were associated with 18 28% statistically significantly lower risks of breast cancer.
A meta-analysis by Liu et al, published in the journal The Breast, indicated that high intake of cruciferous vegetable was significantly associated with reduced breast cancer risk.
A study by Pierce et al, published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, found that women with breast cancer (regardless of hormone status) who consumed 5 or more daily servings of fruits and vegetables, and who exercised the equivalent of walking 30 minutes a day, 6 days a week, had a 50% reduction in risk of mortality.