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What are good dietary habits to stave off cancer?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Recently, a new study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute found that the long-standing recommendation to eat 5 fruits and vegetables a day might not have as dramatic an impact on cancer risk as originally thought. The researchers, who led the study in 10 different countries in Western Europe, concluded that this dietary guideline decreased cancer risk by just 3%.
So what do these new findings mean? Simple: there’s no magic fruit and vegetable number when it comes to preventing cancer. But most doctors remain in complete agreement that the 5-A-Day Rule is still one of the best things you can do for your health. A diet rich in fruits and vegetables has tons of well-known benefits: controlling blood pressure, preventing heart disease, maintaining eyesight and much more.

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