Food Cures for Cancer Prevention

Our best hope for preventing cancer through diet is to eat a wide variety of healthy, nutrient-dense plant foods.

Scientists estimate that 35 percent of cancers are related to nutritional factors. Our best defense against cancer is prevention: keeping ourselves as healthy as possible and eating the kinds of foods that have been shown to help protect our bodies — right down to our cells. Some foods can damage body cells, setting them up for precancerous changes, while other foods protect cells from damage. Cancer prevention depends on knowing the difference.

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Can Calcium Help Prevent Cancer?

While calcium can help protect against cancer, too much may increase your risk. Find out how much you should be getting.

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Cancer Basics

Prevention is about keeping ourselves healthy and eating the right kinds of foods. Learn what to eat to help protect your cells.

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How Food Affects Cancer

Eating for cancer prevention depends on knowing which foods can damage body cells and which foods can protect cells from damage. 

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Soy Foods and Cancer

Can eating soy foods help prevent breast and prostate cancers?
Learn more about the encouraging research.

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7 Ways You Can Lower Your Cancer Risk

Our nutrition and lifestyle choices play a major role in the fight against cancer. Protect yourself with these seven tips.

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10 Foods for Cancer Prevention

Eating a wide variety of foods rich in nutrients will help protect your body's cells from damage. Discover 10 foods that protect against cancer.