Cancer Prevention via Nutrition & High Cancer Risk Factor Foods

Welcome to NutrActive's section of the site dedicated to providing you with helpful resources. The page's topic provides you with all things related to cancer -- from prevention, to surviving, to current research and even how to identify different cancers throughout the body and its various systems. A healthy diet is the first place to start when it comes to prevention. If you or a loved one has been hit with cancer, good nutrition becomes even more important. Use the resources below to help educate yourself.

Nutrition articles related to cancer posted on
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8-Action Diet Plan to Preventing Cancer
Written by Gloria Tsang, RD

A long-awaited scientific report on cancer prevention stated plain and simple that the more pounds you're carrying, the greater your risk of developing one or more of 17 cancers. After analyzing 7,000 scientific studies, the World Cancer Research Fund and the American Institute for Cancer Research made 8 diet recommendations in you can use to lower the odds of developing cancer. For further details:

Antioxidants 101 - What and Where?
Written by Gloria Tsang, RD

Antioxidants - What are they and what are their benefits?
Click here for all the antioxidant basics you need:

How to Minimize Your Exposure to Cancer-Causing Chemicals In This Grilling Season
Written by Beth Ehrensberger, MPH, RD

Mounting research suggests a link between eating grilled meats, especially those that are well done, and the risk for some types of cancer, including breast and colorectal. You need to read this article for answers and clarity on this topic plus a Safe Grilling Guide --
Click on following Link:

Caramel Coloring in Soda Linked to Cancer
Written by Gloria Tsang, RD

Something in soda may pose a health risk, and this time it’s not sugar. A coloring additive, caramel, has been the center of attention for two years by now. 4-methylimidazole is formed when caramel coloring is made. 4-methylimidazole is a known carcinogen in animal studies, and “possibly carcinogenic” to humans, according to WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer. Find out products to be weary of:

Health Benefits of Tea
Written by Gloria Tsang, RD

Tea is the most commonly consumed beverage in the world after water.
But, just how healthy is it? Does one type of tea protect against cancer
better than another? Get the facts at:

Alcohol and Cancer

Is there a link between alcohol and cancer? A new study published in April 2013 in the American Journal of Public Health was the first to quantify alcohol use in cancer death, making alcohol consumption the number one preventable cause of cancer deaths. Find out more on this preventable link to cancer:

Will eating Farmed Salmon cause Cancer?
Written by Gloria Tsang, RD

Eating fish/salmon and their products are recommended to prevent heart disease. Yet, recent media reported that eating farmed salmon may cause cancer. The article linked below discusses a few major reports and some background information about farmed salmon and PCBs so that you can make a sound decision.


OncoLink is designed to make it easy for the general public to navigate through the pages to obtain the information that they want. You can get comprehensive information about specific types of cancer, updates on cancer treatments and news about research advances. The information is updated everyday. Information provided is at various levels, from introductory to in-depth. If you are interested in learning about cancer, you will benefit from visiting OncoLink.

Cancer .Net

With nearly 45,000 members who are leaders in advancing cancer care, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) is the voice of the world’s cancer physicians. ASCO’s patient information website -- Cancer.Net -- brings the expertise and resources of ASCO to people living with cancer and those who care for and care about them. Well-informed patients are their own best advocates and invaluable partners for physicians. Cancer.Net provides timely, comprehensive information to help patients and families make informed health care decisions. Cancer.Net is supported by the Conquer Cancer Foundation.

American Cancer Society

Whether you or someone you love has cancer, knowing what to expect can help you cope. From basic information about cancer and its causes to in-depth information on specific cancer types – including risk factors, early detection, diagnosis, and treatment options – you'll find it here.

National Cancer Institute
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is the federal government's principal agency for cancer research and training.

List/Information of Cancers by Body Location/System

Eating Hints for Cancer Patients Before, During, and After Treatment
Your diet is an important part of your treatment for cancer. Eating the right kinds of foods before, during, and after your treatment can help you feel better and stay stronger. For Tips, Hints, Recipes, Info & more, go to:

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