Why We Are Losing the War on Cancer: The Diet/Disease Link

From the January 2005 edition of Dr. Fuhrman's Healthy Times:

Data collected in the last forty years has generally led to the same conclusion: a high-calorie, high-fat, low-fiber, and low-nutrient diet increases heart attacks, strokes, and cancer risk at all ages. An increasing number of scientific organizations in the United States—including the National Cancer Society, the American Cancer Society, and the Department of Health and Human Services—support this conclusion and have issued (somewhat tepid) dietary guidelines for the general public aimed at reducing the risk of cancer as well as other chronic diseases.

The chief response of modern society to the growth of these diseases of dietary foolishness has been to invest billions of dollars into the development and testing of a seeming never-ending stream of drugs to treat cancer patients and high-tech surgical techniques to treat heart patients. But after pouring these billions into charities and other institutions that support this drug and surgery approach, the sad fact is that the death rate continues unabated. This ill-advised search for “cures” for easily-preventable diseases is not unlike the search for the fountain of youth in the fourteenth century.

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