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Cancer and your diet

Read about cancer fighting foods, foods that potentially prevent cancer and the benefits of a specifically tailored cancer diet here.

Balanced diet may be key to cancer survival

A balanced diet is one that gives your body the nutrients it needs to function correctly. It should therefore be no surprise that a balanced diet is key to cancer survival.

Weight loss might reduce cancer risk

Reduction in the risk of cancer by losing weight might be due to a reduction in inflammatory factors stored in fat as well as a drop in cancer-linked proteins.

Could vitamin D help prevent cancer?

According to news reports, vitamin D could help prevent colon cancer. But excessive intakes of vitamin D could also be dangerous. What should you know?

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CANSA’s purpose is to lead the fight against cancer in South Africa. Its mission is to be the preferred non-profit organisation that enables research, educates the public and provides support to all people affected by cancer. Questions are answered by CANSA’s Head of Health Professor Michael Herbst. For more information, visit cansa.org.za.

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