Nutrition & Cancer Related Articles & Blog Posts

  • Chemicals, Cancer, and Change

    Chemicals, Cancer, and Change

    One of the most exciting reports I have ever read, Reducing Environmental Cancer Risk – What We Can Do Now, was released this week by the President’s Cancer Panel, along with significant coverage by Nicholas Kristof in The NY Times, Lyndsey Layton in The Washington Post and Liz Szabo in USA Today.

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  • Soy and Vitamin D: Two Ways to Prevent Colon Cancer

    Soy and Vitamin D: Two Ways to Prevent Colon Cancer

    According to the Centers for Disease Control, colon cancer is the third-most common cancer in both men and women, and the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the US. Since colon cancer tends to strike people over the age of 50, parents with kids at home might not be thinking about colon cancer prevention […]

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  • Slash Your Child’s Cancer Risk!

    Slash Your Child’s Cancer Risk!

    Choices we make with our children can strongly influence their odds of getting cancer for the rest of their lives. Food, Nutrition, Physical Activity, and the Prevention of Cancer: A Global Perspective, released in November 2007, is comprehensive analysis of over 7000 different scientific studies.

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  • The Bottom Line on Soy

    The Bottom Line on Soy

    In Okinawa, Japan more of the people live to be over 100 years old than any place else in the world. The Okinawa Centenarian Study examined lifetime eating habits of 600 residents of Okinawa who were over 100 years old. Tofu, a non-fermented soy food, has been an important part of their diet for hundreds […]

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  • Preschool French Fries and Breast Cancer

    Preschool French Fries and Breast Cancer

    The more servings of French fries that women had eaten way back when they were preschoolers, the more likely they were to develop breast cancer as adults, according to a Harvard study in the August 10, 2005 online International Journal of Cancer.

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  • Climb a Mountain, Drink Tea, or Be a Friend

    Climb a Mountain, Drink Tea, or Be a Friend

    In a Herculean effort to draw attention to breast cancer, a group of women climbers, including several breast cancer survivors, reached the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro this summer.  Through their climb they also helped to raise money for breast cancer research. 

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  • Acrylamide is in the news today!

    Acrylamide is in the news today!

    Dr. Greene has been concerned about acrylamide since 2002 when The World Health Organization convened an emergency expert panel in to evaluate the potential health threats of acrylamide, a known toxic substance possibly created by heating starchy foods to high temperatures.

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