Tim Crowe, Associate Professor in Nutrition at Deakin University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, reviews what we know about the influence of diet on cancer risk, based on a review of six new nutrition cancer prevention guidelines published today in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition:
"Cancer is a big killer of Australians, and is responsible for 30% of all deaths each year. The “big five” in order of incidence are prostate, bowel, breast, melanoma and lung cancer. Our love of the sun and smoking mostly explain the last two, but it is food, exercise and other lifestyle choices that explain much of a person’s risk of cancer."
He summarises the findings as:
"The core of the guidelines though have changed little and can be summed up in single sentence. Eat mostly plant foods close to their natural state, keep active, drink responsibly, stay safe in the sun, and don’t smoke."
Worth bearing in mind considering our increased risk of some secondary cancers with CLL.