Which was associated with lowest breast cancer risk in African-American women? Apples, bananas, broccoli, cabbage, cantaloupe, carrots, collard greens, grapefruit, oranges, spinach, tomatoes, or sweet potatoes?
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For more on breast cancer prevention and diet, see Why Do Asian Women Have Less Breast Cancer?
More on collards in Eating Green to Prevent Cancer; Prevent Glaucoma and See 27 Miles Farther; and Egg Industry Blind Spot. More on carrots in Benzene in Carrot Juice; Crop Nutrient Decline; and Best Cooking Method. And, for more on broccoli and breast cancer, see DNA Protection From Broccoli; Broccoli Versus Breast Cancer Stem Cells; and Sulforaphane: From Broccoli to Breast.
Certain African populations were among the healthiest on Earth, inspiring one of America’s lifestyle medicine pioneers; see Engineering a Cure. Sadly, African-Americans suffer disproportionately from chronic diseases, but the good news is that many of them—such as high blood pressure and diabetes—can be prevented, stopped, and reversed with a healthy plant-based diet.
Finally, be sure to check out Tracye McQuirter’s website, By Any Greens Necessary.
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