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12 Ways to Slash Your Cancer Risk (and Your Waistline!)

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12 Ways to Slash Your Cancer Risk (and Your Waistline!)

Cancer is one tricky widget. But you can decrease your risk for many forms of cancer by following these healthy tips.

By David Zinczenko with Ted Spiker, Women’s Health

Trim the Fat

The more fat you eat, the greater your risk of developing a highly fatal form of cancer. In a study of more than 500,000 people reported in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, those who ate the most fat (about 40 percent of their daily calories) were 23 percent more likely to develop pancreatic cancer than those who ate the least (about 20 percent of their cals). Limit fat to 20 to 35 percent of your calories—about 40 to 70 grams total in an 1,800-calorie diet.

Supercharge your diet with these surprising power foods.

Go For Yolk
Research in 2009 suggests that egg yolk may be cancer-protective. The yellow stuff is rich in choline, which has been linked to lower rates of breast cancer. One yolk delivers 25 percent of your daily needs.

Hail a Cabbage
Each 22-calorie cup of cabbage is loaded with sulforaphane, a chemical that increases your body’s production of the enzymes that disarm cell-damaging, cancer-causing free radicals.

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1:41PM PDT on May 23, 2013

interesting that dairy is being promoted on this one, bashed in other articles here.

1:41PM PDT on May 23, 2013

interesting that dairy is being promoted on this one, bashed in other articles here.

8:51AM PDT on Jul 10, 2011


9:30PM PDT on Jun 25, 2011

Thanks :)

5:05PM PDT on May 21, 2011

Nice tips

12:08AM PDT on May 17, 2011

Good to know.

8:19AM PDT on May 14, 2011

Great! Thanks!

6:31AM PDT on May 10, 2011

Good to know

4:29AM PDT on May 10, 2011

It's so good to know that the healthy food choices I make can prevent dreaded diseases that are so common these days. I truly believe it's the unhealthy eating habits of our society that is causing the cancer rate to soar.

5:03PM PDT on May 9, 2011

Enjoyed that article. However, I also listen to Dr OZ and will continue with walnuts, almonds, pumpkin, flax and sunflower seeds - apparently, good fats

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