Doctor's Note

For more on the role of apples in cancer prevention:
Apple Skin: Peeling Back Cancer
Fighting the Blues With Greens?
Which Fruit Fights Cancer Better?

For more on breast cancer prevention:
Can Flax Seeds Help Prevent Breast Cancer?
BRCA Breast Cancer Genes and Soy
Breast Cancer and Constipation
Fiber vs. Breast Cancer

And check out my other videos on cancer

For further context, see my associated blog posts: Coffee CaveatsBreast Cancer and DietMushrooms for Breast Cancer Prevention; and Apple Peels Turn On Anticancer Genes.

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  • Michael Greger M.D.

    Please feel free to post any ask-the-doctor type questions here in the comments section and I’d be happy to try to answer them. And check out the other videos on cancer. Also, there are 1,449 other subjects covered in the rest of my videos–please feel free to explore them as well!

  • manou

    Hello Dr. Greger,
    Quick question: regular apples are covered with wax to make them shiny and washing them does not remove it. Is that bad for us or do we just digest it?
    Thanks :)

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  • Amy

    At age 29 I was diagnosed with a meningioma after the birth of my daughter. I had radiation therapy for it and now I am monitored every year with an MRI. It has been six years and my pituitary gland is struggling to produce Estrogen and I have not had a period in 2 years. They are talking about hormone replacement, but I worry about tumor re-growth. Is there any food that is above others to help my pituitary gland recover from the radiation?