A recent study found that alcohol consumption was associated with 740,000 new cancer diagnoses in 2020. That data seemed to highlight the notion that your everyday lifestyle choices truly can impact your long-term health… so what about the foods you’re eating—are they increasing your cancer risk? A nationally recognized doctor spoke with us to bring greater clarity to the subject of cancer and your diet.
Howard Grossman, MD, is a member of the Eat This, Not That! Medical Expert Board, a board-certified internist, and winner of the amfAR Award of Courage, known for his work with vulnerable patient populations. Here, Grossman shares some current wisdom around the topic of nutrition and cancer, pinpointing particular foods and the types of cancer they’ve been linked to.
Grossman starts out with one important point: “Diets and cancer are a controversial subject. Most of the problem is not the food, but the additives.” To this, he adds, “It is always safe to say that a balanced diet that limits food additives . . . will be the most healthy.”
Excerpted from Eat This, Not That!