Wednesday, April 7, 2010
More Fruits and Veggies Don’t Protect Against Cancer?
An 8 year study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute shows no reduction in cancer risk for those eating more fruits and veggies. I can see the headlines now. What we don’t know, but I will be finding out, is what other foods were these people consuming. Specifically I am wondering about meat and animal products. The China Study proved to me that the consumption on animal products is correlated to all forms of cancer. This latest study seems like the Nurses’ Health Study which is only looking at the Standard American Diet. When we will we ever learn? Ugh.....
If you look at his chart of supplementary data for the study you will see the following:
1) the participants ate a high fat diet (at the upper and lower end)
2) were mostly sedentary (more at the low end but the upper end was close to 50% and then the question is was this self reported activity)
3) most smoked, or are former smokers (more at the lower end, but the upper end had a large number too)
4) and most drank alcohol. (well over 50% assuming <6 doesn't also include 0)
Really, and we wonder why the fruit and veggies didn't help. Hmmmmm. Gee, I wonder. Duh!