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Diet and Cancer – What is the connection?

“Experts believe thCancer Answersat more than half of all human cancers are preventable through healthy lifestyle choices including a healthy diet,” said Patricia Poulsen, a clinical dietician with the Capital Health Cancer Care Program. “Diet, as well as tobacco and alcohol use and other environmental factors are believed to be major risk factors for cancer.”

Although there are varying opinions regarding diet and cancer prevention, the experts do agree that the following healthy eating guidelines are a good start:
• Follow a plant-based diet
• Limit high-fat foods
• Limit alcohol use
• Choose foods low in salt
• Limit sugary foods and drinks
• Increase the fiber you eat
• Maintain a healthy weight

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