Connection to Healthy Diets Imply Lower Risks of Cancer


A diet that aims at encouraging healthy eating along with physical activity while discouraging alcohol consumption has been linked to the lowered risks of cancer including breast, prostate, and colorectal cancers.

A recent study published in Cancer Research –a leading journal of the American Association for Cancer Research stated the importance of a healthy diet towards lowering the overall risks of developing cancer. The research headed by Mathilde Touvier –head of the Nutritional Epidemiology Research Team was found saying that amongst all the possible risk factors being linked to cancer, proper nutrition & ample physical activity are the best-known modifiable lifestyle aspects that could contribute to lowering the overall risks.

WCRF/AICR (World Cancer Research Fund/American Institute for Cancer Research) has revealed that in developed nations of the world, around 35 percent cases of breast cancers & around 45 percent cases of colorectal cancers could be easily avoided by ensuring a stronger connection of a healthier diet & lifestyle. As such, it is vital to understand the importance of proper nutrition & diet management in controlling & preventing cancers.

Towards encouraging healthy & nutritional eating, several organizations have come up with proper dietary recommendations. Researchers have found that all the diets are associated with some form of reduced cancer risks.

For examining the links between the four major nutritional indices & cancer risks, the team of researchers obtained data from the NutriNet-Sante study –aimed at investigating the links between nutrition & health in a typical French cohort. The researchers after this study concluded that “synergistic contribution” of a nutritional, healthy diet served more significant than a single dietary recommendation. Therefore, it is important to note that every lifestyle factor matters and it is never too late to adopt a healthier lifestyle.