An INVITATION to the READER and the INVESTIGATORS OF THE HARVARD NURSES’ HEALTH STUDY
Holmes et al, using data from the Nurses’ Health Study, report no significant association between breast cancer risk and type of dietary fat consumed, a finding mostly (but not entirely) consistent with earlier reports on this important study.
Answer to a Reader’s Question:
Answer to a Reader’s Question: Chemicals as carcinogens are widely believed to be the main cause of human cancer…
How do we know that the results from the China Project apply to people in the West. Aren’t the Chinese much more physically active than Americans? Could this influence disease outcomes?
While all cancer rates are generally very low in China, stomach cancer leaps out as a glaring exception.
Most of us have heard a great deal about the link between high cholesterol and heart disease. But how many have heard that high blood cholesterol levels are also associated with cancer?
I would like to turn your attention toward a nagging question about foods, namely carcinogens in foods. We hear so much about them but what, really, are they? Mainly we’ve heard that carcinogens cause cancer and anticarcinogens prevent cancer.
How often these days do you read that genes cause cancer? Probably nothing in biomedical science deserves more attention. In my view, it even needs attention in nutrition newsletters.