Cancer Risk: You May Be What You Eat
September 21, 2014
We’ve all heard the expression, “you are what you eat.” And as it turns out, that statement may be true when it comes to your risk of getting cancer. In the latest post to HealthConnection.TV, UT Health Northeast cancer expert Dr. Ed Sauter discusses and answers questions about foods that can increase and foods that can decrease your risk of getting cancer.
- Are there foods that have been shown to actually cause cancer that we should avoid?
- Is there any truth to the myth that sugar can cause cancer?
- What about foods that may help to prevent cancer?
- How important is maintaining a healthy weight when it comes to preventing cancer?
- A recent report issued by the Journal of the American College of Nutrition said that only one alcoholic drink per week increases the risk of mouth, pharynx and larynx cancers by 24 percent. What about alcohol is bad for you?
- What is the connection between meat proteins or high-protein diets and cancer risk for middle-aged adults?
- It seems like every day we hear something different about the cancer risks or benefits of what we eat or drink. What's your best common sense advice for what to do when we hear this confusing information?