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Curcumin (turmeric) reduces the risk of cancer

What you may have heard

Curcumin has been touted as having antioxidant, antiviral, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties. One of curcumin’s newer areas being studied are its possible anti-cancer properties.

What science tells us

Curcumin (the part of turmeric that […]

2022-08-24T19:26:08+00:00Categories: Diet & nutrition|Tags: |


Coffee causes cancer

What you may have heard

Coffee consumption can increase your risk of cancer.

What science tells us

Epidemiological Evidence

Coffee drinking is not a cause of breast, pancreatic, or prostate cancer and may even reduce the risk of endometrial, head and neck, colorectal, and […]

2022-08-24T19:17:30+00:00Categories: Diet & nutrition|Tags: , |


Ketchup ingredients (MSG and high fructose corn syrup) cause cancer

What you may have heard

Ketchup contains high fructose corn syrup and MSG for flavoring and sweetness.

What the science tells us

Numerous studies have shown that high fructose corn syrup is harmful to your […]

2022-08-25T14:46:12+00:00Categories: Diet & nutrition|Tags: , |

Spicy chips

Ingredients specifically in spicy chips cause cancer

What you may have heard

A story from 2013 of a 10-year-old girl with extreme stomach distress became front-page news after her physician attributed her sickness to eating spicy chips. The physician said that the harsh chemicals in these chips […]

2022-08-25T20:03:19+00:00Categories: Diet & nutrition|Tags: |


Acrylamide (an ingredient in some foods) increases cancer risk

What you may have heard

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classifies acrylamide as a probable human carcinogen and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) classifies acrylamide as likely to be carcinogenic to humans

2022-08-24T15:42:23+00:00Categories: Diet & nutrition|Tags: , |

Hazelnut spreads and palm oil

Eating hazelnut spreads with palm oil causes cancer

What you may have heard

Products that contain palm oil, namely hazelnut spreads, are one of the most recent foods to be flagged as potentially carcinogenic.

What science tells us

Products containing palm oil, which can contain […]

2022-08-25T14:25:47+00:00Categories: Diet & nutrition|Tags: |


Aspartame causes cancer

What you may have heard

Aspartame consumption can cause cancer.

What science tells us

With rising competition to make food sweet and appealing, as well as lower in calories, many companies switched from normal sucrose (table sugar) to sugar substitutes or artificial sweeteners. […]

2022-08-24T15:52:18+00:00Categories: Diet & nutrition|Tags: |

Wax on fruits and vegetables

Eating fruits and vegetables (such as apples) that have a wax coating causes cancer

What you may have heard

Consuming the wax on fruits and vegetables can increase your risk of developing cancer.

What science tells us

Fruit wax, which is highly diluted, contains fungicides […]

2022-08-25T20:16:14+00:00Categories: Diet & nutrition|Tags: |

High-fat diets

High-fat diets decrease your risk of cancer

What you may have heard

Consuming high-fat diets decrease cancer risk. 

What science tells us

The notion that high fat diets decrease cancer risk stems from early research on diet and cancer. Countries with high “healthy fat” […]

2022-08-25T14:35:32+00:00Categories: Diet & nutrition|Tags: |
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