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Thread: Misleading reports about food and cancer.

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    Administrator Top User Didee's Avatar
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    Misleading reports about food and cancer.


    The media’s appetite for things that cause or prevent cancer can be as notable for its sheer volume as for – in some cases – its hype. And food is a key area of interest, because everyone can relate to the latest headlines on bacon or broccoli.
    Rarely a week goes by without headlines on the latest “cancer-busting” food or, at the other end of the spectrum, the unexpected perils of pop. So a research article with the intriguing title ‘Is everything we eat associated with cancer? A systematic cookbook review‘, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition recently, couldn’t fail to catch our attention.
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    Interesting and useful piece, that.

    Also relevant, and I think also useful is http://www.ted.com/talks/ben_goldacr...d_science.html


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    Didee, thanks for posting this piece. There are new claims about the relationship of foods and cancer coming out nearly every day. The article does an excellent job of clarifying how to read such work. The process is incremental, promising, yes, but there are not likely "silver bullets" out there.

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    I read and found it very interesting and informative too.


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