A diet high in fruits and vegetables, whether organic or not, is the gold standard in cancer prevention. But new studies show that eating mostly organic decreases your odds of developing cancer even more.
A study published in JAMA Internal Medicine followed the diets of almost 70,000 French adults over five years and made the determination that eating mostly organic significantly reduced the risk of certain types of cancer.
The study participants were divided into three groups: people who never eat organic foods, people who eat them occasionally, and those who eat organic most of the time. Over the course of five years, those who ate organic most of the time were 25% less likely to develop any type of cancer.
Eating organic seems to especially protect against non-Hodgkin lymphoma and postmenopausal breast cancer. The risk of skin and breast cancer dropped by 1/3, and researchers found a reduction in prostate, skin, and colorectal cancers as well. Though this is just the beginning of research into this connection, the following are 6 reasons why eating organic might help you avoid cancer.
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