Nutrition

Eat more vegetables to reduce risk of cancer

fruit and vegResearchers looked at interactions between cancer family history in first-degree relatives (CFH) and lifestyle factors such as diet and physical activity and evaluated cancer risk. In over 55,000 participants the results showed frequent intake of fruits, raw vegetables, ‍carrots, pumpkin, cabbage and lettuce, as well as frequent physical exercise, were associated with decreased risk for ‍gastric, breast, lung, and colorectal cancer, while habitual smoking increased the risk of gastric and lung cancer. ‍Interestingly, there was no influence of CFH ‍on lifestyle related risk factors.

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