Specifically, the study shows that nearly 70,000 French adults are dieters who tend to eat organic foods more likely to…
Specifically, the study shows that nearly 70,000 French adults are dieters who tend to eat organic foods more likely to ward off non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and postmenopausal breast cancer compared to those who rarely or never eat organic foods.
Study participants were followed for about five years and were divided into three groups: those who never ate organic foods, those who ate them at times and those who ate the most organic time.
What researchers found it was in patients who ate mostly organic foods, there were less cancers – especially postmenopausal breast cancer and lymphoma.
“It must be remembered that an overall healthy diet (rich in fruits and vegetables, etc.), regardless of cultivation systems (organic or conventional) as well as high physical activity are important documented protection factors against certain cancers and other diseases,” senior study writer Julia Baudry from the French Institute of H Health and Medical Research INSERM in Paris told Reuters.
Overall, organic eaters were 25 percent less likely to develop any cancer, found the study. The risk of skin and breast cancer fell by one third.
In addition to a decrease in postmenopausal breast cancer and lymphoma, researchers found that those who ate organic foods also had less prostate cancer, skin cancer and colorectal cancer. [1
9659002] If the results are confirmed, JAMA researchers said that promotion of organic food consumption in the general population could be a promising preventive strategy against cancer.
Dr. Dale Shepard, a Cleveland Clinic doctor who did not participate in research pointed out that people who eat organic foods also tend to eat healthier diets and exercise more, which are also attributes associated with reduced cancer risk. 19659002] He said it was a healthy diet, whether organic or not, which is beneficial to reduce the risk of all cancers.
“We generally know that a better diet in terms of cancer risks, he said. At any time people can incorporate more fruits and vegetables and minimize processed foods, the better,” he said in a Cleveland Clinic interview.
Dr. Shepard said that while more research has to be done to look at the role that organic food can play in preventing cancer, it is important for people to focus on risk factors within their control and eating a healthy diet is something everyone can do. 19659002] Complete results of the study are available in JAMA Internal Medicine.