Eat organic, stop cancer?
Study shows correlation between food and disease
Maybe that crunchy hippie at the hemp festival was right! A recent study published in JAMA Internal Medicine indicates that people who eat organic foods have a lower overall risk of developing cancer. A team of French scientists tracked the diets of more than 68,000 adults for about five years, categorizing the subjects into four groups based on the amount of organic products in their diet. The data showed that participants who consumed the highest amount of organic food had a 25 percent lower risk of being diagnosed with cancer, as compared with those with the lowest amount. In the United States, more than 90 percent of us have detectable pesticides in our urine and blood. Could the investment in organic living lower that pesticide level and prevent cancer? The French researchers said there could be other factors affecting their findings but that the correlation definitely warrants further study.