Reducing the risk of cancer with a healthier diet

By Jennifer Bowden In Nutrition

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1st September, 2012
Good news about cancer is hard to find, but here it is – our cancer death rate fell by more than 16% between 1999 and 2009, thanks to earlier diagnosis and better treatment. Although that’s positive, a 16% reduction in people developing cancer would be even better. Sadly, though, the number of people who received a cancer diagnosis declined by only 3% between 1999 and 2009, from 355 to 344 per 100,000 population. This is ironic, really, because cancer is largely a preventable disease predominantly caused by environmental factors. It’s estimated a healthier diet could prevent a third of ...

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