Does eating organic help prevent cancer ? You bet

Eating organic pesticide-free food significantly reduces cancer risk, study says

In a population-based cohort study of 68 946 French adults, a significant reduction in the risk of cancer was observed among high consumers of organic food.

Although the Association of Frequency of Organic Food Consumption With Cancer Risk / NutriNet-Santé Prospective Cohort Study Findings need to be confirmed, promoting organic food consumption in the general population could be a promising preventive strategy against cancer.

Eating organic pesticide-free food significantly reduces cancer risk

Association of Frequency of Organic Food Consumption With Cancer Risk – Findings From the NutriNet-Santé Prospective Cohort Study

Key Points

Question
What is the association between an organic food–based diet (ie, a diet less likely to contain pesticide residues) and cancer risk?

Findings
In a population-based cohort study of 68 946 French adults, a significant reduction in the risk of cancer was observed among high consumers of organic food.

Meaning
A higher frequency of organic food consumption was associated with a reduced risk of cancer; if the findings are confirmed, promoting organic food consumption in the general population could be a promising preventive strategy against cancer.

Abstract

Importance
Although organic foods are less likely to contain pesticide residues than conventional foods, few studies have examined the association of organic food consumption with cancer risk.

Objective
To prospectively investigate the association between organic food consumption and the risk of cancer in a large cohort of French adults.

Design, Setting, and Participants
In this population-based prospective cohort study among French adult volunteers, data were included from participants with available information on organic food consumption frequency and dietary intake. For 16 products, participants reported their consumption frequency of labeled organic foods (never, occasionally, or most of the time). An organic food score was then computed (range, 0-32 points). The follow-up dates were May 10, 2009, to November 30, 2016.

Main Outcomes and Measures
This study estimated the risk of cancer in association with the organic food score (modeled as quartiles) using Cox proportional hazards regression models adjusted for potential cancer risk factors.

Results
Among 68 946 participants (78.0% female; mean [SD] age at baseline, 44.2 [14.5] years), 1340 first incident cancer cases were identified during follow-up, with the most prevalent being 459 breast cancers, 180 prostate cancers, 135 skin cancers, 99 colorectal cancers, 47 non-Hodgkin lymphomas, and 15 other lymphomas. High organic food scores were inversely associated with the overall risk of cancer (hazard ratio for quartile 4 vs quartile 1, 0.75; 95% CI, 0.63-0.88; P for trend = .001; absolute risk reduction, 0.6%; hazard ratio for a 5-point increase, 0.92; 95% CI, 0.88-0.96).

Conclusions and Relevance
A higher frequency of organic food consumption was associated with a reduced risk of cancer. Although the study findings need to be confirmed, promoting organic food consumption in the general population could be a promising preventive strategy against cancer.

Hazardous chemicals and organic life

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For a healthier life, consume chemicals in moderation!
@HealthandEnv 2012.

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Hi uncle! Still a bit crazy? Hazardous chemicals and organic life

Taken from “Choosing our future” comic book, 2012 edition

Switching to a healthier lifestyle also means asking governments for better protection from harmful chemicals. Page 3

Hi uncle comic strip image
For a healthier life, consume chemicals in moderation! @HealthandEnv 2012.

Hi uncle! Still a bit crazy?
the comic strip

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Hi uncle! Still a bit crazy? Hazardous chemicals and organic life

Taken from “Choosing our future” comic book, 2012 edition

Switching to a healthier lifestyle also means asking governments for better protection from harmful chemicals. Page 2

Hi uncle comic strip image
For a healthier life, consume chemicals in moderation! @HealthandEnv 2012.

Hi uncle! Still a bit crazy?
the comic strip

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Hi uncle! Still a bit crazy? Hazardous chemicals and organic life

Taken from “Choosing our future” comic book, 2012 edition

Switching to a healthier lifestyle also means asking governments for better protection from harmful chemicals. Page 1

Safer alternatives to harmful chemicals exist. Ask your government!

Since we are uncertain about the safety of some chemicals, we should act with precaution.

Apart from changing our lifestyle as individuals, governments should help to protect us from harmful chemicals.

Hi uncle comic strip image
For a healthier life, consume chemicals in moderation! @HealthandEnv 2012.

Hi uncle! Still a bit crazy?
the comic strip

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Make 2014 the Year to tackle Toxic Chemicals

To nation’s top retailers: get toxic products off your shelves and join the safer chemicals campaign!

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What is really in Your Chicken Sandwich?

The United States of Progesterone

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Attorney Richard Console lays out the case for avoiding hormone-laden chicken in favor of pastured, GMO-free birds.

Most people would assume the package of chicken they are purchasing in the meat department at the grocery store is simply that – chicken. However, with most chicken and other meat products in our stores and on our plates that is not the case; they are highly processed, genetically modified, and full of ingredients you would never want associated with the the food you are about to ingest.

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Read The United States of Progesterone: What’s Really in Your Chicken Sandwich, Console & Hollawell Blog
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Six Easy Steps to Prevent Cancer in Your Home

Six small steps for big results

These products and additives add layers upon layers of toxins to your body as well as release carcinogens into the air you breathe. By limiting what you bring into your home, you are taking the first step in cancer prevention.

infographics of how to prevent Cancer in Your Home in 6 Easy Steps
By limiting what you bring into your home, you are taking the first step in cancer prevention.  Take these six small steps for big results.

Take these Six Small Steps for Big Results

  1. Clean-sweep your cleaning products
  2. Can the canned goods
  3. Choose Organic when possible
  4. Trade in your teflon
  5. Opt for the stove top
  6. Don’t be dangerously pretty

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The Shocking True Difference between Organic and Natural

There are no standards or regulations for the labeling of natural food products if they do not contain meat or eggs…

“The False Advertising Industry” reveals the shocking truth about what is allowed in “Natural” food.  

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