What does the best available balance of evidence currently say about what to eat and what to avoid to reduce your risk of cancer?
In 1982, there was a landmark report on diet, nutrition and cancer chest by the National Academy of Sciences. It was “the first major, institutional, science-based report on the subject.” The report began by saying that “scientists Should Be especially careful in choosing words when they are not completely confident of their conclusions.” For example, by that time, it had become “absolutely clear” that cigarettes were killing people.” If the population had been persuaded to quit when the association with lung cancer was reported For the first time, these cancer deaths won’t happen.” If you wait for absolute certainty, millions of people could die in the meantime, which is why, sometimes, you have to. evoke Precautionary principle.
For example, “Focus on fruits and vegetables to reduce the risk of many common forms of cancer.” We’re not quite sure, but there’s good evidence – and what’s the downside? “There are no disadvantages for healthy people who eat more fruits and vegetables,” as I discuss in my video Best advice on diet and cancer.
Follow the 1982 National Academy of Sciences report: “The public is now Asks About the causes of cancers not related to smoking. What are these causes and how can these cancers be avoided? Unfortunately, it is not yet possible to make strict scientific statements about the relationship between diet and cancer. We are in a knowledge transition similar to that of cigarettes 20 years ago. Therefore, in the panel’s opinion, it is now time to provide some interim guidance on diet and cancer.”
The commission raised concerns about processed meat, for example, and after 30 years, that was a concern confirmed. Processed meat has been officially declared a “human carcinogen”. Perhaps if we had listened back to the early ’80s when the red flag first started waving, we would have survived the Lunchables, which CEO Philip Morris turned He said: “One article said something like, ‘If you unpack Lunchables, the healthiest ingredient in them is a napkin.'”
Findings of this landmark 1982 report on diet and cancer.I was born An astonishing level of disbelief from the cancer community and outright hostility from people whose livelihood depends on the foods in question and the food industry whose products are questioned.” Indeed, one of the report’s authors was accused of “killing more people than those who were rescued,” and there have been organized petitions Officially expelling researchers from their professional societies.In fact, “It is clear that a very sensitive nerve was touched.”
American Meat Science Association and other members of the Agricultural Science and Technology Council Criticize The report “Diet, Nutrition, and Cancer: A Critique” was issued in 1982. They agreed that perhaps lives would be saved, but argued that “recommended reductions in meat consumption would severely reduce the entry of the meat and livestock processing industries…obviously.” that the fruit and vegetable industries would benefit from increased demand for their products if consumers were to implement the guidelines. However, fruits and vegetables account for less than 15 percent of cash revenue for US agriculture.” Most of the money is in “cattle, pigs, poultry products, feed grains and oil crops”. This reminds me of the tobacco industry memo where Philip Morris talked about the bankruptcy of the tobacco industry.
Maybe this is not the meat Causing Cancer, industry criticism continued, but all people smoke marijuana these days. How then can one argue that such a bountiful diet causes cancer? Or is this just a jealous attack on our diet, like that of the Puritan Reverend Jonathan Edwards who condemned bear hunting, not because of bear pain but because of the pleasure of onlookers.” You can’t tell us cut meat, they argued, “one of the few remaining pleasures of mankind is table pleasures.”
The day the National Academy of Sciences’ landmark report was published was “The Day Food announce poison” according to Thomas Jukes, the man who discovered you could speed up the growth of chickens by feeding them antibiotics. How dare the National Academy of Sciences recommend eating fruits, vegetables and whole grains daily, which are said to contain “hitto unknown compounds that may protect us from some types of poison.” cancer. How to choose foods that contain unspecified compounds? … This is not a scientific recommendation; It sounds like “health food store” literature.
But my favorite review told us to think of the human breast. How can animal fats be harmful to us if nursing mothers create too much of it? Women are animals, and their mammary glands produce fat for breast milk. Therefore, we should not underestimate the consumption of burgers. huh?
Enough of that. What does the latest science tell us about nutrition and cancer? I just talked about eating more fruits and vegetables. what or what be The other five recommendations based on the precautionary principle? Consuming soy products may not only reduce the risk of breast cancer, but also increase the chances of surviving it. Regarding dietary guidance suggestions about foods to limit, where the evidence is compelling enough, recommendations included “limit or avoid dairy products to reduce the risk of prostate cancer; reduce or avoid alcohol intake to reduce the risk of oropharyngeal cancer.” [throat]The larynx, esophagus, colon, rectum and breast. Avoid red and processed meat to reduce the risk of colorectal cancer; [and] Avoid grilled, fried and grilled meats to reduce the risk of cancers of the colon, rectum, breast, prostate, kidney, and pancreas.” In this context researchers talk about all meat including poultry and fish.
See, we all have to make diet decisions every day and “we can’t wait for scientific consensus to evolve.” Until we know more, all we can do to protect ourselves and our families is to “act on the best evidence available” we now have.
The level of evidence required to make decisions depends on the level of risk. If we are talking about a new drug, for example, given the fact that the drugs kill more than a hundred thousand Americans annually – which is Why prevention is worth a ton of cureYou want to be sure that the benefits outweigh the risks before prescribing or taking a medication. But what level of evidence do you need to eat broccoli? Do you need randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trials? (How would you design a mock veggie?) Even if all the evidence for how potent cauliflower turns out to be a crazy crusade plot, what’s the worst that could happen? It’s healthy anyway! That’s the beauty of the safe, simple, and side-effect-free solutions offered by the lifestyle medicine approach. They can only help.
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