After telling you all about the death of my father from liver cancer, I read this post from the food consumer website, where they picked up a recent study suggesting that high intake of omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins C and E may reduce the risk of developing pancreatic cancer. The details of the study can be found in the International Journal of Cancer and more details at the Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention website entitled Vegetable and Fruit Intake and Pancreatic Cancer in Study in the San Francisco Area.
Reading the article has re inspired me, not that I needed telling diet can protect you from cancer, but the effort we put into trying to save dad may have been, a huge expectation. I certainly need to get my intake up on fresh raw fruit and vegetables, particularly as it may now seem I could be in a high risk group.
Taking this further I think it is time to buy myself a juicer and get the family into a healthier diet, we are not too bad but could do be better!
So why am I going out to buy a juicer this weekend well, the article gives you plenty of clues but this quote says it all for me
Raw food consumption was statistically significantly inversely associated with a 70% decreased risk of pancreatic cancer
So once again I will keep my eye open for any scientific research that proves a positive link between cancer and healthy eating, all goes to prove what Johanna Budwig discovered all those years ago.