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Cancer: Term used to describe wide variety of growth which are composed of abnormal
or disorganised cells.

This occurs when normal cell renewal and replacement process goes out of control,
resulting in formation of abnormal cells. These don't function properly and if not
destroyed they develop and increase rapidly.


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Fruit and vegetables also contain NSP which help to increase bulk increasing the transit
time for waste through the large intestine which means carcinogenic substances are
more dilute and have less contact time to disrupt cells.

Also a diet rich in fruit and vegetables is low in fat which enables…

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Starchy food also provides other nutrients such as B vitamins. Starches are mainly
responsible for preventing colon or bowel cancer. A high fibre diet promotes satiety
reducing fat intakes. The protection from fibre may be explained in 2 ways:

1. The metabolism of fibre by bacteria in the gut may…

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8. Artificial sweeteners: At present the effect of artificial sweeteners on cancer is
still unknown. However it is thought that many sweeteners such as aspartame may cause
cancer and other life threating diseases.

9. Phyto-oestrogens: Found in large amounts in soya bean, may offer protection
against breast, bowels and prostate…

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Buy organic if possible

Smoking and Cancer:

Linked to an increase in lung, head, oesophagus and skin cancer. Tobacco contains over
4000 different chemicals, many of which are carcinogenic. Smoke introduces free radical
into the body which are destructive to cells. Heavy smokers increase their risk 50 times
more than…




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