Health Matters

Diet and Cancer Risk

What you eat can reduce your risk.

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Did you know that certain foods can lower your risk of cancer? Dr. Brian Reed, Chair of Clinical Sciences at the Tillman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine says a well-balanced diet and regular exercise can improve your overall health and wellbeing.

“Diets rich in whole grains, high fiber and less added sugar have been shown to reduce the risk of colorectal cancer. And following the Mediterranean diet pattern has been demonstrated to lower risk of breast cancer.”

“Regular intake of grilled and charred meats can increase the risk of stomach cancer. Meanwhile a diet that includes whole fruits and non-starchy vegetables can lower the risk of stomach cancer, colorectal cancer, and certain types of breast cancer.”

“A healthier diet especially when combined with regular exercise can reduce your risk of certain cancers. For more information visit the American Cancer Society website at cancer.org.”

“Meanwhile, eat healthy and stay healthy!”

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