The C.A.M. Report
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Fair, Balanced, and to the Point
  • About this web log

    This blog is intended as an objective and dispassionate source of information on the latest CAM research. Since my background is in pharmacy and allopathic medicine, I view all CAM as advancing through the development pipeline to eventually become integrated into mainstream medical practice. Some will succeed while others fail. But all are treated fairly here.

  • About the author

    John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at, a complementary and alternative medicine website.

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    The material on this weblog is for informational purposes. It is not medical advice or counsel. Be smart, consult your health professional before using CAM.

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    Diet and cancer prevention: What we know

    The European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) is designed to investigate the relationship between diet and cancer. It’s a multicenter study of more than 500,000 adults in 23 centers from 10 European countries.

    Here’s what we now know.

    • Eating more fruit lowers the risk of lung cancer but probably not prostate or breast cancer.
    • Eating veggies (mainly onion and garlic) probably reduces the risk of the intestinal stomach cancer but probably is not associated with lung, prostate, or breast cancer.
    • Eating red and processed meat increases the risk of colorectal cancer and with non-cardia stomach cancer in those infected by Helicobacter pylori.
    • Eating more fish reduces the risk of colorectal cancer.
    • High alcohol intake increases the risk of breast cancer.

    More associations and explanations of findings from EPIC can be found here.

    5/4/07 22:36 JR

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