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Overweight and Obesity Increases Risk for 13 Types of Cancer

Excess body fat increases the risk for 13 different types of cancer, according to a report published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Avoiding Red and Processed Meat Beneficial Even After Colon Cancer Diagnosis

People with stage III colon cancer have better outcomes when they avoid certain meat products, consume more plants, and have a healthy body weight, according to a new study from the University of California San Francisco.

Eating Soy Instead of Dairy Benefits Health and Economy

Plant-based dietary patterns that exclude dairy and include soy prevent major chronic diseases and impart a large financial savings on health care, according to new research presented at a conference in Brussels.

Obesity During Early Adulthood Increases Risk for Esophageal Cancer

Being overweight or obese as a young adult increases your risk for esophageal cancer, according to a review published in the British Journal of Cancer.

Gut Bacteria Linked to Colon Cancer Among African-Americans

Gut bacteria linked to colorectal cancer risk is more abundant among African-Americans, according to research published online in Gut.

Food Is Stronger than Genes in Cancer Risk

Dietary choices contribute to colorectal cancer risk more than genetic factors, according to a study published in Scientific Reports.

Soy Linked to Breast Cancer Survival

Intake of soy by breast cancer patients is associated with improved survival rates, according to a study published in Cancer.

Colorectal Cancer Rates Rise among American Young Adults

Colorectal cancer rates are on the rise for young people, according to a study published by the National Cancer Institute.

Obesity Linked to 11 Forms of Cancer

Obesity increases the risk of developing or dying from several forms of cancer, according to a literature review published in BMJ.

Fight Early Death with 10 Servings of Fruits and Vegetables Daily

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Increased fruit and vegetable consumption decreases the risk for cardiovascular disease, cancer, and premature mortality, according to a new review published in the International Journal of Epidemiology. After reviewing 95 studies, researchers concluded that eating just 2.5 servings of fruits and vegetables combined per day could reduce one’s risk for heart disease, stroke, all-cause mortality, and cancer by 8, 16, 8, and 10 percent, respectively.

Milk and Cheese Increase Risk for Breast Cancer

Dairy products including cow's milk may be associated with an increased risk for breast cancer, according to a new study funded by the National Cancer Institute.

Dairy Decreases Survival from Prostate Cancer

Dairy intake lowers chances of survival from prostate cancer, according to a study published in the International Journal of Cancer.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Publishes Stance on Vegan and Vegetarian Diets

Vegetarian and vegan diets are healthful, may prevent and treat chronic diseases, and are better for the environment, according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the world’s largest organization of nutrition professionals.

Dairy Products Increase Prostate Cancer Mortality

Dairy products increase the risk of dying from prostate cancer, according to a meta-analysis published in Nutrition Journal.

Liver Cancer Risk Increases with Other Conditions

Overweight and diabetes may increase the risk for liver cancer, according to a study published in Cancer Research.

Saturated Fat and Cholesterol Intake Worsens Prostate Cancer

Saturated fat and cholesterol intake makes prostate cancer more aggressive, according to a study published in Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases

Dairy Products Increase Risk for Ovarian Cancer

Dairy products increase the risk for ovarian cancer among African-American women, according to a study published in the British Journal of Cancer.

Hormone Replacement Therapy Increases Risk for Breast Cancer

Although previous studies have shown that postmenopausal hormone “therapy” increases breast cancer risk, a new study published in the British Journal of Cancer shows that the risk may be greater than had been realized.

Obesity Increases Risk for Cancer in Women

Obesity increases the risk for cancer over time, according to a study published in PLoS Medicine.

Plant-Based Diets Improve Obesity-Related Inflammation

A plant-based diet improves biomarkers for obesity-related inflammation, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis published online in Obesity Reviews.

Dietary Cholesterol May Increase Risk for Breast Cancer

Dietary cholesterol is linked to increased breast cancer risk, according to a meta-analysis published in Nutrition Research

Cancer Risk from Antibiotics in Processed Meats

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced on Friday that it is taking steps to rescind its approval of the antibiotic carbadox—which has been used to control dysentery and to promote weight gain in pigs since the 1970s—because the drug may leave trace amounts of a carcinogenic residue.

Red Meat Linked to Earlier Onset of Puberty

Red meat intake during childhood leads to earlier onset of puberty in adolescent girls, according to a study published online in the Journal of Nutrition.

Processed Meat and Fish Increase Risk for Breast Cancer

Processed meats and fish increase risk for breast cancer, according to a study published in Cancer Causes & Control.

Vitamin C and Carotenoids Reduce Risk for Breast Cancer

Carotenoids and vitamin C found in fruits and vegetables reduces risk for breast cancer, according to a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Obesity Linked to Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

Being overweight or obese increases the risk for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in adolescents, according to a study published online in Cancer.

Vegetarian and Vegan Diets Reduce Risk of Heart Disease and Cancer

Vegetarian and vegan diets improve health and protect against early death from disease, according to a meta-analysis published online in Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition.

High-Fiber Diet Protects Against Breast Cancer

A high-fiber diet during adolescence lowers breast cancer risk, according to a study published online in Pediatrics.

Baldness Linked to Colorectal Cancer

Male balding patterns are linked to colorectal cancer, according to a study published in the British Journal of Cancer.

Vegan Diets Protect Against Prostate Cancer

A vegetarian diet lowers your risk for prostate cancer, according to a study published online this month in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Another Study Links Red Meat to Colorectal Cancer

Two or more servings of red or processed meat a week can increase your risk for colorectal cancer, according to a study that will be presented Tuesday at the National Cancer Research Institute Cancer Conference in Liverpool, UK.

Red and Processed Meats Cause Cancer

Red and processed meat products are linked to cancer, according to a report from the World Health Organization published today in Lancet Oncology.

Virus Found in Dairy Linked to Breast Cancer

A virus found in beef and dairy products may be a possible risk factor for breast cancer, according to a case-control study published in PLoS One.

Even Modest Drinking Increases Breast Cancer Risk

Having just one drink per day increases breast cancer risk, according to a study published in the British Medical Journal.

Plant-Based Diets Best for Breast Cancer Survival

A plant-based diet may prove best following the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer, according to a review published in The Permanente Journal. Researchers investigated long-term lifestyle choices and their impact on health risk factors such as heart disease, bone health, and obesity that influence overall survival.

Avoiding Red Meat Improves Inflammation

Women who avoid red meat are more likely to be at a healthier weight and have lower levels of chronic inflammation and oxidative stress, according to a study published in the British Journal of Nutrition. Researchers analyzed lifestyle and dietary information in an ethnically diverse group of 275 healthy premenopausal women and collected biomarkers of inflammation linked to cancer incidence.

Dairy Increases Risk for Death from Prostate Cancer

Dairy products may increase your risk of death from prostate cancer, according to a study published in the International Journal of Cancer.

Organic Meat Not Safer Than Nonorganic Options

Organic meat contains the same amount of carcinogens if not more when compared to nonorganic meat, according to a study published online in Environmental Science and Pollution Research International. Researchers analyzed 76 samples of both organic and conventional meat, including beef, chicken, and lamb, for 33 different carcinogens and compared them to average consumption rates.

High-Fiber Diet Helps Prevent Colorectal Cancer

A high-fiber, low-fat diet helps prevent colorectal cancer, according to a study published in Nature Communications. Researchers tracked the typical diets of 20 African-American men and 20 African men for two weeks and monitored cancer incidence rates.

Legumes Reduce Risk for Colorectal Cancer

Adding legumes to your diet may reduce your risk for colorectal cancer, according to a meta-analysis published in Scientific Reports. Researchers examined 14 studies encompassing 1,903,459 participants.

Obesity Increases Prostate Cancer Risk

Obesity may increase risk for prostate cancer, according to a study published in JAMA Oncology. Researchers monitored cancer incidence rates from 3,398 African-American men and 22,673 non-Hispanic white men as part of the Selenium and Vitamin E Cancer Prevention Trial (SELECT) for almost six years.

Vegetarian Diet Protects Against Colorectal Cancer

A vegetarian diet may reduce your risk for colorectal cancer, according to a study in JAMA Internal Medicine. Researchers assessed the diets of 77,659 participants in the Adventist Health Study 2 for about seven years and tracked incidence of colorectal cancers. Participants followed five dietary patterns including vegan, lacto-ovo vegetarian, pescovegetarian, semivegetarian, and nonvegetarian.

New Review Finds Dairy Products Linked to Prostate Cancer

High intakes of dairy products increase the risk for prostate cancer, according to a new meta-analysis in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Dairy Linked to Lung, Breast, and Ovarian Cancers

Removing dairy products from your diet may lower your risk of certain cancers, according to a study published online in the British Journal of Cancer.

Drinking Milk Associated with Fractures and Death

High cow's milk intake is associated with increased risk for bone fractures and death, according to a new study in the British Medical Journal. Researchers followed 61,433 women and 45,339 men for more than 20 years and 11 years, respectively.

Plant-Based Foods Decrease Risk of Prostate Cancer

Tomato products and other plant-based foods reduce the risk of prostate cancer, according to a study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention.

Plant-Based Foods Increase Breast Cancer Survival

A new report on breast cancer survival favors plant-based eating, as presented by the World Cancer Research Fund International's Continuous Update Project.

Red Meat in Childhood Increases Risk for Breast Cancer

Women who consume the most red meat during childhood are at higher risk for developing breast cancer, compared with those who consume the least, according to a study published in the International Journal of Cancer.

Red and Processed Meats Increase Risk of Bladder Cancer

Red or processed meat products increase your risk of bladder cancer, according to a meta-analysis in the International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine.

Prediabetes Increases Cancer Risk

Prediabetes increased the risk of developing cancer by 15 percent, particularly for liver, endometrial, and stomach or colorectal cancers.

Weight Associated with Cancer Risk

Increased body weight boosts one's risk for developing several types of cancer, according to a new study published in the Lancet.

High Cholesterol Increases Risk of Breast Cancer

High cholesterol levels increase the risk for breast cancer

Fat Linked to Breast Cancer Risk

A high-fat, high-cholesterol diet increases the risk for breast cancer, according to a study published in Breast Cancer Research and Treatment.

Breast Cancer Linked to Eating Red Meat

Eating red meat is linked to breast cancer.

Researchers Issue Stronger Guidelines for Preventing Cancer

A group of researchers concluded it's best to limit or avoid alcohol, dairy products, red and processed meat, and meats cooked at high temperatures - all foods that increase cancer risk.

Protein, Fat, and Dairy Linked to Prostate Cancer

 

A diet high in fiber and carbohydrates and low in fat, protein, and dairy products may prevent prostate cancer, according to research presented this week at the American Urological Association annual meeting.

Genes Elevate Existing Risk Associated with Processed Meat and Cancer

Common Genes That Elevate Risk of Colorectal Cancer

A High-Fat Diet Increases Risk of Breast Cancer

Women who eat diets high in fat and saturated fat increase their risk of developing breast cancer, according to a study published by the National Cancer Institute.

Researchers looked at breast cancer subtypes defined by estrogen receptor (ER), progesterone receptor (PR), and human epidermal growth factor 2 receptor (HER2) using data collected from the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition-Oxford (EPIC) study.

Fruits and Vegetables May Prevent Early Death

Eating Seven Servings of Fruits and Vegetables Each Day May Prevent Early Death

Fiber Can Reduce Colorectal Cancer Risk

High-fiber diets help reduce your risk of colorectal cancer, according to a review published this month in the Gastroenterology.

Animal Protein Linked to Early Death

Eating a diet high in animal protein leads to an earlier death, compared with people who consume less, according to a new study analyzing data from 6,381 American adults aged 50 and older. Participants who ate the most animal protein had a 5-fold increase risk of death related to diabetes. Those younger than 65 who ate the most animal protein had a 74 percent increase risk for death from any cause and a 4-fold increase in death related to cancer, during a follow-up of 18 years. Risks for death were diminished or absent when protein sources were plant-derived.

Animal Products Linked to Cancer

Consumption of meat and other animal products is strongly linked to several types of cancer, according to an article published in the journal Nutrients.

Many Ways Meat Causes Colon Cancer

Reasons for meat products leading to colorectal cancer are wide-ranging, according to a new review in the journal Nutrition Research.

Fatty Diets Linked to Cancer and Early Death

Diets high in saturated fats and sugar may increase your risk of death from gastrointestinal cancers, including stomach and esophageal, according to a presentation at the American Institute for Cancer Research Annual Research Conference.

Plant-Based Diet Can Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

A plant-based diet can reduce the risk of breast cancer, according to a new study published online in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Low-Fat, Plant-Based Diet May Slow Aging

Telomeres, DNA-protein complexes found on the ends of chromosomes, were shown to elongate among men who adopted a low-fat, plant-based diet, according to research led by Dean Ornish, M.D., and published in The Lancet Oncology.

Height Associated with Cancer Risk

Tall women have a greater risk for various cancers, compared with those who are shorter, according to a new study by the American Association for Cancer Research.

Fish Oil Increases Prostate Cancer Risk

The omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil pills may increase men's risk of developing prostate cancer, according to a large study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

Red and Processed Meat Intake Linked to Death for Colorectal Cancer Patients

Colorectal cancer survivors who consume the most red or processed meat are more likely to die over a 7.5-year follow-up, compared with those who eat the least

More Risks Shown for Diabetes Drugs

Commonly prescribed diabetes medications have been linked to risk of pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer, according to recent publications.

Eating More Meat, Dairy, and Other Unhealthful Foods Leads to Worse Aging

After an average 16-year follow-up, people who consumed a "Western-type" diet, including a high intake of red and processed meats, whole dairy products, and fried foods, were more likely to die prematurely and to suffer from various chronic diseases including heart disease, stroke, cancer, and mental health disorders, compared with people who avoided such dietary patterns.

Soy Products Improve Survival in Women with Lung Cancer

Soy products can improve survival from lung cancer, according to a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

High-Fat Dairy Intake Linked to Mortality

Women who consumed the most high-fat dairy products were more likely to die during a 12-year follow up, compared with those who consumed the least, according to a new study published by the National Cancer Institute.

Vegetarian and Vegan Diets Protect Against Cancers

Vegetarian and vegan diets protect against cancer, compared with nonvegetarian diets, according to a new study published by the American Association for Cancer Research.

Dairy Products Increase Risk of Prostate Cancer

Dairy products can increase the risk of prostate cancer, according to a new study published in the Journal of Nutrition.

Excess Weight Increases Risk of Colon Cancer

Excess weight increases risk for colon cancer, especially among men, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology.

Vegan Diets Have Lower Cancer Risk

Vegan diets are linked to a lower overall cancer rate, according to a new study published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention.

Multivitamin Intake Yields Mixed Results

Men who took a daily multivitamin had a reduced risk for cancer, according to a study published in this week's Journal of the American Medical Association.

Soy Protects Against Breast Cancer

Higher levels of soy product consumption do not increase the risk of breast cancer recurrence and may in fact reduce the risk, compared with lower intakes, according to a review published this month.

Diabetes Linked to Higher Risk of Breast Cancer

Diabetes increases breast cancer risk in postmenopausal women, according to a new study published in Cancer Causes and Control.

Meat Bad for You and Environment

People who consumed the least amount of red and processed meat products had reduced risk for heart disease, diabetes, and colorectal cancer, compared with those who consumed the most, according to a new study in the British Medical Journal Open.

New Study Shows Soy Products Protect Women from Breast Cancer Recurrence

A new report in the July edition of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition shows that women previously diagnosed with breast cancer have less risk of cancer recurrence if they consume soy products.

Red Meat Increases Risk of Dying

Eating red meat and processed meat increases the risk of dying prematurely, including from heart disease or cancer, according to a new study from the Harvard School of Public Health.

Dietary Fiber from Whole Grains Cuts Colorectal Cancer Risk

Whole grains reduce the risk of colorectal cancer, according to a study published in the British Medical Journal.

Red Meat Intake Linked to Kidney Cancer

The risk of kidney cancer is increased by eating red meat and grilled and pan-fried foods, according to a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Eating Eggs Linked to Cancer

Eating eggs is linked to developing prostate cancer, according to a new National Institutes of Health-funded study.

Higher Fiber Intake for a Longer Life

Higher fiber intake is associated with significantly lower risk of dying, according to a study published online this week. Fiber is only found in foods from plants, such as beans, grains, vegetables, and fruits.

Lifestyle Changes Vital for Preventing Cancer

Lifestyle changes like eating a healthy diet, exercising, and limiting alcohol could prevent about 340,000 cancer cases per year in the United States, according to a new report released by the American Institute for Cancer Research for World Cancer Day.

Advances in Pancreatic Cancer Detection and Prevention

An Italian study in Cancer Causes and Control shows that diets rich in fruits and vegetables can reduce pancreatic cancer risk.

Carcinogen in Grilled Chicken May Worsen Breast Cancer

A carcinogen found in grilled chicken may worsen breast cancer, according to new research. In the October issue of Toxicology, Imperial College London researchers shared results of a study treating human breast cancer cell lines with PhIP, one of a group of carcinogens called heterocyclic amines.

Soy Decreases Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence

Women consuming the most soy products have a lower risk of breast cancer recurrence, according to a new study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

Vegetables Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

Women consuming more vegetables have a decreased risk of breast cancer, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology.

Meat Intake Linked to Bladder Cancer

Consumption of red and processed meats increases the risk of bladder cancer, according to a new study.

Diabetes Linked to Increased Cancer Risk

People with diabetes have up to twice the risk of developing liver, pancreatic, and endometrial cancers, compared to the risk for people who do not have diabetes, according to a study published in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians.

Dietary Lignans Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

Postmenopausal women whose diets include plenty of lignans, natural compounds found in whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and flax and sesame seeds, may have a lower risk of breast cancer, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Meat-Based Diets Increase Bladder Cancer Risk

Meat consumption increases the risk of bladder cancer, according to a new study presented at the American Association for Cancer Research's annual meeting.

Vegetable Intake Increases Ovarian Cancer Survival Rates

Women with the highest fruit and vegetable intakes have better ovarian cancer survival rates than those who generally neglected these foods, according to a new study in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association.

Vegetables, Fruits, Soy Help Prevent Breast Cancer

Consumption of soy, fruits, and vegetables helps reduce the risk of developing breast cancer, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Soy Protects Against Lung Cancer

Soy consumption may help fight lung cancer, according to a new study. Researchers in the Japan Public Health Center-based Prospective Study looked at 76,661 participants' lifestyle factors and lung cancer risk and found that those who consumed the most soy had the lowest risk of lung cancer.

Soy Boosts Survival in Breast Cancer Patients

Soy consumption improves breast cancer survival, according to a report in today's Journal of the American Medical Association.

Red and Processed Meat Increases Risk of Prostate Cancer

Meat consumption increases the risk of prostate cancer, according to a recent study looking at more than 175,000 men as part of the NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study.

High-Fiber Diets Prevent Polyps

High-fiber diets may help prevent colon cancer, according to new results from the Polyp Prevention Trial.

Red Meat and Dairy Products Significantly Increase Risk of Pancreatic Cancer

According to a new study, fat from red meat and dairy products is associated with increased risk of pancreatic cancer.

Soy Decreases Cancer Risk for Men and Women

Soy intake reduces the risk of prostate cancer and breast cancer in men and women, respectively, according to two new studies that will be released tomorrow in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Soy Intake in Childhood Reduces Breast Cancer Risk Later in Life

A new study looking at more than 1,500 Asian-American women living in California and Hawaii showed that those with the highest intake of soy during childhood (younger than 12 years old) had a 60 percent lower risk of developing breast cancer later in life.

Mushrooms Protect Against Breast Cancer

Mushrooms may reduce the risk of breast cancer, according to a case-control study conducted in southeast China.

Consumption of Smoked and Cured Meat Linked to Leukemia

A new study shows that consumption of cured and smoked meat and fish is correlated to the risk of leukemia, the most common form of cancer in children, while higher consumption of vegetables and bean-curd is associated with reduced risk.

More Fruits and Vegetables and Less Fat Help Reduce Hormone-Related Cancer

High-fiber, low-fat diets reduce recurrence of breast cancer by 31 percent in women with higher estrogen levels, according to a new report from the Women's Healthy Living and Eating Lifestyle Study.

Red Meat Again Linked to Colorectal Cancer

A recent study found that those who ate the most red meat had a 67 percent higher risk of colorectal cancer, regardless of any genetic factors they may have had.

Breast Cancer Epidemic Looms in China

China is on the cusp of a breast cancer epidemic, according to the current issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

Plant-Based Diet Helps Reduce Premature Aging and Disease Risk

In a study released today by The Lancet Oncology, Dean Ornish, M.D., and colleagues found that comprehensive lifestyle changes, including a low-fat vegan diet, increase the body's ability to fight premature aging, cancer, heart disease, and other chronic diseases.

Overweight and Obese Teens More Likely to Die of Chronic Disease

A study in today's American Journal of Epidemiology found that people who were obese or overweight in adolescence were three to four times as likely to have died of heart disease by middle age as compared with their thinner peers.

High Saturated Fat Diets Linked to Short, Failure-Free Survival Following Prostatectomy

A recent study showed that men who consumed a high saturated fat (HSF) diet were significantly more likely to have a biochemical failure following prostate cancer removal and a shorter biochemical-failure-free survival than men on a low saturated fat (LSF) diet.

Inhaled Insulin Product Linked to Lung Cancer

Exubera, an inhaled insulin delivery system, has been linked to an increased risk of lung cancer.

Two Studies Show Low-Fat and Fat-Free Milk Linked to Prostate Cancer

Two new studies published in the American Journal of Epidemiology showed a positive correlation between low-fat and nonfat milk consumption and the risk of prostate cancer.

Meat Consumption Increases Risk of Breast Cancer

The study showed women with genes that rapidly activate these carcinogens are at particular risk of breast cancer if they eat meat.

New Study Links Cancer to Body Weight

A new study published in the British Medical Journal links cancer to body weight.

Cutting Dietary Fat May Reduce Ovarian Cancer Risk

A new study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute shows that a low-fat diet may reduce the incidence of ovarian cancer.

Asian Men More Likely to Survive Prostate Cancer

A new study shows that Asian men have a better chance of surviving prostate cancer, compared with white men.

Mammography and Hormone Use Are Correlated with Breast Cancer Rates

A new study in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute suggests that breast cancer rates have been heavily influenced by the use of mammography and hormone therapy.

Vegetables and Fruits Double Breast Cancer Survival Rates

Results from the Women's Healthy Eating and Living (WHEL) study show that, in women previously diagnosed with breast cancer, diets including at least five fruit and vegetable servings daily, when coupled with physical activity, reduce mortality by nearly 50 percent.

Two New Studies Add Evidence That Animal Products Increase Cancer Risk, While Plant Foods Reduce It

Results showed that those who consumed the most animal products had nearly four times the risk of cancer, compared with those whose diets were derived primarily from plant sources.

Milk and Prostate Cancer: New Evidence

A new study in the International Journal of Cancer highlights the link between dairy consumption and prostate cancer.

Soy Foods Lower the Risk for Ovarian Cancer

A new study from the American Journal of Epidemiology finds that soy foods may lower the risk for ovarian cancer.

High-Protein Diets Associated With Increased Cancer Risk

A new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that high protein intakes are associated with an increased cancer risk.

Decline in Hormone Use Linked to Drop in Breast Cancer Incidence

A new study finds that a recent drop in postmenopausal hormone use was soon followed by a decline in breast cancer incidence.

Bacon and Skinless Chicken Associated With Bladder Cancer

A new study from the Harvard School of Public Health finds that meat-including chicken-intake is associated with an increased risk for bladder cancer.

Dairy Products May Increase Testicular Cancer Risk

A new study from Germany shows that dairy product consumption may increase the risk of testicular cancer.

Red Meat Consumption Increases Breast Cancer Risk

A recent analysis from Harvard's Nurses' Health Study II found that red meat consumption increases breast cancer risk.

Dairy Products and Ovarian Cancer

A new report from the Harvard School of Public Health shows a higher risk of ovarian cancer among women with increased intakes of lactose, the primary sugar in dairy milk.

Fish Oil Does Not Prevent Cancer

A systematic review published in this week's JAMA shows that fish oil does not prevent cancer.

Breast Cancer Risk: Do Genes Determine Diet's Effect?

A new study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology shows that the power of fruits and vegetables to protect against breast cancer may depend on a woman's genes.

Ovarian Cancer Risk and Consumption of Milk Products and Lactose: Meta-Analysis of Epidemiological Studies Finds Some Support for a Link

An analysis of 21 studies that have investigated the link between ovarian cancer and the consumption of milk products and lactose has found some support for the hypothesis that high intake is associated with increased cancer risk.

Meat Raises Colon Cancer Risk

A report in tomorrow's Journal of the American Medical Association confirms the findings of earlier studies linking meat consumption to colon cancer.

Anorexia Reduces Breast Cancer Risk

Tomorrow's Journal of the American Medical Association reports that women hospitalized for anorexia nervosa early in life are 53 percent less likely to develop breast cancer, compared to other women.

HRT Use Plummets

Tomorrow's Journal of the American Medical Association reports that the use of hormone replacement therapy has plummeted in the U.S. since studies confirmed that HRT increases risk of breast cancer and cardiovascular disease.

Vegetables Fight Diabetes and Colon Cancer

Two studies in the December 2003 American Journal of Clinical Nutrition add more evidence against fatty meats, dairy products, and eggs, while supporting the health value of vegetable-rich diets.

Mediterranean Diet Cuts Heart Disease and Cancer Deaths

Today's New England Journal of Medicine reports that adherence to a Mediterranean-style diet reduced mortality from heart disease and cancer in a group of 22,043 healthy adults.

Overweight and Cancer

Today's New England Journal of Medicine provides strong evidence confirming the link between overweight and the risk of cancer-related death.

Vegan Diet Puts Brakes on Prostate Cancer

A combination of a vegan diet, regular exercise, and stress management caused prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels to retreat in a group of prostate cancer patients, according to new data presented by Dean Ornish, M.D., at the Scientific Conference on Complementary, Alternative and Integrative Therapies at Harvard University on April 13, 2002.

Pizza Versus Prostate Cancer

Men who consume two or more servings of tomato sauce per week have 23 percent less risk of prostate cancer, compared to those having tomato sauce less than once per month, according to new data from the 47,365 participants in Harvard's Health Professionals Follow-Up Study.