What is the role of our diet in the development of cancer?
According to a new study, our diet may have a greater influence on our risk of cancer than previously thought. Researchers found that every year thousands of people get cancer because they eat unhealthy.
In a recent study by Tufts University in Boston, it was found that an unhealthy diet leads every year, Thousands of cases of cancer that is usually easily avoided by people better pay attention to what you take in food. The results of the study were published in the English journal “JNCI Cancer Spectrum”.
Over 80,000 Americans are affected in 2015 due to their diet of cancer
In the year 2015, an estimated were due in the United States 80.110 new cases of cancer in adults from age 20 years to the fact that the people ate unhealthy, say the authors of the study. This is equivalent to about 5.2 per cent of all invasive cancer cases were newly diagnosed in adults in the United States in the year 2015. This proportion is comparable with the proportion of cancers attributable to alcohol.
There are seven forms of nutrition were examined
The researchers evaluated their study, a total of seven dietary factors: low intake of vegetables, fruits, whole grain products and dairy products, as well as a high intake of processed meat, red meat and sugary drinks. A low consumption of wholegrain products was the disease with the highest Rate of cancer in the US, followed by a low consumption of dairy products, a high consumption of processed meat, low fruit and vegetable consumption, a high consumption of red meat and a high intake of sugar-sweetened beverages.
What types of cancer occurred most frequently?
The researchers used a comparative risk assessment model, in which the number of the poor diet-related cancer cases is estimated and has a rating of how the diet in the case of cancer in the United States plays a role. Previous studies have already shown that a high consumption of processed meat increases the risk of colon cancer and a low consumption of whole grains reduces the risk for colorectal cancer, the authors explain the study. The new study quantified the number and percentage of new cancer cases are the result of a poor diet on a national level. The researchers found that colonic and rectal cancer with a rate of 38.3 percent represented the highest number and the highest proportion of diet-related diseases.
Our diet is important for cancer prevention
Further studies are required to determine whether in the US for other periods of time, a similar Association was observed. All in all, our diet is one of the few modifiable risk factors for the prevention of cancer, report the researchers. The results underscore the need to reduce the burden of Cancer by reducing the absorption of important food groups and nutrients is improved.
Danger from ultra-processed foods
So-called ultra-processed foods make up a growing part of the global diet. A study from the year 2016, for instance, showed that 60 percent of the calories in the average American diet come from these foods. You can protect against cancer by ultra-avoid processed food and instead prefer organic food. In the last year in the journal “JAMA Internal Medicine” published a study found that people who often eat organic food, the General risk for cancer is reduced. (as)