May 29, 2014

Organic Food and Cancer Risk

Chemotherapy Advisor has just reported data from the United Kingdom's Million Women Study by Oxford University.  Beginning in 1996, it has surveyed more than 600,000 middle-aged women for twelve years.  The researchers removed from the data influences of socioeconomic status, smoking, body mass index, physical activity, parity, and consumption of alcohol, fiber and red and processed meat.  By doing so, they were able to compare two groups solely on the basis of organic food consumption, "never" and "always".

After following these women for 13 years, there was no difference in the overall risk of cancer occurrence between the two groups.  The conclusion reached was that, while there are good reasons to eat organic food, cancer prevention does not seem to be one of them.

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