How the foods you eat might help fight cancer

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Many people are familiar with certain ways to reduce their risk for cancer. Avoiding tobacco, which the National Cancer Institute notes is a leading cause of cancer and death from cancer, and protecting oneself from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays by applying sunscreen are two of the most widely known ways to reduce cancer risk. But fewer people may recognize the important role diet can play in fighting cancer.

According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, a nutritious diet can reduce your cancer risk. That makes eating right one of the easiest, not to mention the most delicious, ways to reduce your risk for a disease that is often preventable. But how exactly does diet lower cancer risk?



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