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Thread: Diet and Cancer. Another study we can probably ignore most of.

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    Default Diet and Cancer. Another study we can probably ignore most of.

    An estimated 80,110 new cancer cases among adults 20 and older in the United States in 2015 were attributable simply to eating a poor diet, according to the study, published in the JNCI Cancer Spectrum on Wednesday.
    "This is equivalent to about 5.2% of all invasive cancer cases newly diagnosed among US adults in 2015," said Dr. Fang Fang Zhang, a nutrition and cancer epidemiologist at Tufts University in Boston, who was first author of the study.
    "This proportion is comparable to the proportion of cancer burden attributable to alcohol," she said.
    The researchers evaluated seven dietary factors: a low intake of vegetables, fruits, whole grains and dairy products and a high intake of processed meats, red meats and sugary beverages, such as soda.
    "Low whole-grain consumption was associated with the largest cancer burden in the US, followed by low dairy intake, high processed-meat intake, low vegetable and fruit intake, high red-meat intake and high intake of sugar-sweetened beverages," Zhang said.
    The study included data on the dietary intake of adults in the United States between 2013 and 2016, which came from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, as well as data on national cancer incidence in 2015 from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (emphasis mine)

    So, we're dealing here with the usual food recall questionnaires, which as we all know are a little less accurate than long-range weather forecasting. Additionally, there appears to be the common bias towards the conventional "healthy diet" of whole grains, vegetables, fruits, and low meat consumption. They fail to notice or address the healthy person confounder.

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    Based on the emphasis - I concur!
    The worst bigots in the world are those who most loudly proclaim their ‘tolerance’

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    Super Member roseymary's Avatar
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    Red meat of course, not how the red meat was eaten as processed with bun, sweet condiments and fries.
    One is too many a thousand not enough.

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    Super Member Christelle's Avatar
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    I personally think it is all processed food which cause most illnesses. How do we know what an E number substance will do to you in the long run? Or even these other items we place in our bodies that we cannot even pronounce? And then there are all the things we slap onto our skin (it has to go somewhere, right) and what about soaps, shampoos and the deoderants we use?

    Yes, blame it all on meat...
    Trust the process, the results will come


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