Eating right can lower your chance of developing cancer. In fact, nutrition guidelines for cancer prevention are similar to those for preventing other diseases such as heart disease and diabetes. These general guidelines can help reduce your cancer risk with your food choices.
Keep a Healthy Weight
Being overweight or obese is related to as many as one in five cancer-related deaths, but exactly how weight affects cancer risk is unclear. Weight in the belly is most closely connected with an increased risk of colorectal cancer and cancers of the pancreas and uterus and breast in postmenopausal women. Other cancers associated with obesity include: