Cancer-Fighting Foods

No one food offers a golden ticket to fighting cancer, but a smart combination of eight “cancer-blocking” foods offers the strongest protection and contributes to overall health. By Maureen Callahan, MS, RD

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Fish

When pooling the results of lots of different studies on diet and fish, researchers discovered that people who eat fish more often have a 12% lower risk of developing colorectal cancer. Eating higher amounts of fish and poultry (and less processed meat) is also linked with reduced risk of ovarian cancer. Experts have yet to tease out the beneficial fish compounds, but many suspect it could be the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish like salmon and sardines. In the meantime, consider all types of fish as healthy choices for a cancer-fighting diet.

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