Organic food lowers cancer risks
There’s a phrase in the health and wellness industry about organic food that I heard when I was just starting out, “Think organic food is expensive? Take a look at how expensive cancer treatments are.” Well finally that statement was put to the test in this paper published in JAMA. The paper looked at a population of 68, 946 adults and found a significant reduction in the risk of cancer among those who were high consumers of organic food. A 25% reduction in cancer risk was found in people who ate diets high in organic meat, dairy, and produce.
Association of Frequency of Organic Food Consumption With Cancer Risk: JAMA Internal Medicine
Conclusions and Relevance: A higher frequency of organic food consumption was associated with a reduced risk of cancer. If these findings are confirmed, further research is necessary to determine the underlying factors involved in this association.
So is organic food worth it? ABSOLUTELY!
Source: Association of Frequency of Organic Food Consumption With Cancer Risk: Findings From the NutriNet-Santé Prospective Cohort Study | Cancer Screening, Prevention, Control | JAMA Internal Medicine | JAMA Network