Foods That Prevent Cancer

Foods That Prevent CancerCancer is the abnormal growth of cells. There are around 100 types of cancer. The most common types of cancer are - Men: Lung, oesophagus, stomach, oral and pharyngeal cancers. Women: Cervix and breast cancers.

Cancer has many possible causes, the prominent ones being -

Genetics: Certain cancers run in families. For example, certain mutations in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes greatly increase a person's risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer.

Smoking: Cigarette smoking accounts for around 30% of all cancer deaths. It is linked with increased risk of these cancers - lungs, larynx, oral cavity, nose and sinuses, esophagus, stomach, pancreas, cervix, kidney, bladder, ovary, colon, rectum and acute myeloid leukemia. Chewing of tobacco, a carcinogen, is linked to dental caries, gingivitis, oral leukoplakia, and oral cancer.

Diet and Lifestyle: Research shows that a poor diet and not having an active lifestyle are the key factors that can increase a person's risk of developing cancer.

Here are some foods which can help to prevent cancers:

  • Apple
  • Blueberries
  • Collard
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Green Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • White Turnip
  • Kale
  • Green Collard
  • Cherries
  • Cranberries
  • Grape fruit
  • Green Tea
  • Winter Squash/Pumpkins
  • Walnuts
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