Milking the Evidence; Diet Does Matter
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August 2014

"No disease that can be treated by diet should be treated with any other means."
- Maimonides

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The August, 2014 issue of the peer-reviewed Journal of Clinical Oncology includes the following facts for physicians who never learned that diet does matter while attending medical school. The Donald I. Abrams, MD authored article includes these five extremely significant points:
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"Milking the Evidence: Diet Dies Matter"
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1) "Dietary risks now rank number one among 17 leading risk factors contributing to the number of deaths for both sexes combined in America."
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2) "The aggregate of the 14 subcomponents of diet (ie, diet low in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts and seeds, milk, fiber, calcium, seafood omega-3 fatty acids, polyunsaturated fatty acids; diet high in red meat, processed meats, sugar-sweetened beverages, trans-fatty acids, sodium) assessed by the US Burden of Disease Collaborators surpasses the impact of tobacco smoking on the nation's morbidity and mortality and does not include high body mass index and physical inactivity (ranking fourth and fifth in contributing to overall deaths)."
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3) "As oncologists become more aware of these undeniable associations, it becomes a critical part of our job to be able to answer patients' questions about nutrition during and after cancer treatment and not default to the unhelpful 'it doesn't really matter, eat what you want' which may not be in the best interest of the patient."
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4) "The American Institute for Cancer Research/ World Cancer Research Fund guidelines parallel the American Cancer Society's own and advise that individuals aim to be as lean as possible without being underweight; be physically active for 30 minutes each day; consume more fruits, vegetables and whole grains; avoid sugary drinks and other energy dense foods; and limit consumption of red meats and avoid processed meats."
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5)...Dairy protein consumption has been positively associated with elevated levels of insulin-like growth factor-I which has been implicated with increased risk of colorectal carcinomas. Not to mention the ongoing concern that dairy consumption and calcium may lead to an increased risk of other malignancies, particularly prostate cancer." 
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"Absence of evidence is not evidence of  absence."
- Carl Sagan 

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