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.
The cancer-prevention properties of dietary fiber are hardly a secret. Indeed, in modern times the late Dr. Denis Burkitt (of Burkitt’s Lymphoma fame) made the so-called “fiber story” famous in his work among native Africans.
I receive many newspaper clippings on nutrition, sent by friends and colleagues, and coming from many parts of the world.
Breast cancer is clearly a terrifying disease. Out of every nine women in America, at least one will fall victim to its toll. Despite massive research and immense funding, scientists are often at odds regarding its possible causes.