According to Time, the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) has some bad news for bacon lovers and booze enthusiasts; consuming less fatty food and alcohol can, in fact, decrease the risk of developing cancer.
WCRF recommends wholly or significantly cutting back on processed meats. And yes, this includes bacon, salami, hot dogs and some
sausages. Unprocessed red meats; such as beef, pork, and lamb, although the evidence is not as substantial, has also been linked to increased risks of cancer. However, these products contain protein, iron and B vitamins. As such, the WCRF recommends eating no more than 3 portions of unprocessed, red meat per week.
For alcohol, “there is strong evidence that drinking alcohol is a cause of many cancers,” according to the report. However, some research suggests that moderate drinking—typically defined as no more than a drink per day for women, or two per day for men—may lengthen your lifespan and improve heart health. The WCRF however, maintains that “For cancer prevention, it’s best not to drink alcohol.”
In addition to cutting down, or completely removing processed meats and alcohol from your diet, the report also advises individuals to stay physically active; eat plenty of whole grains, produce and beans, and limit intake of all processed foods, fast food, and sugary drinks. Also try to avoid high-dose dietary supplements, which do not seem to cut cancer risk and may, in some cases, actually increase it. The report also recommends that mothers who can breastfeed their children, which has been shown in some studies to protect against breast cancer.
Please note that every incidence of cancer is unique to the individual and there is no one-size-fits-all approach. To ensure the best possible advice, please speak to a Cancer Expert. If you would like to reach out to the PSMO, please contact us here or search for your closest PSMO doctor here.
Article Source Reference: http://time.com/5292566/world-cancer-research-fund-report/
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