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Fact Sheets: Diet and Nutrition

Alcohol and Cancer Risk
(Reviewed: 06/24/2013) - A fact sheet that summarizes the evidence linking alcohol consumption to the risk of various cancers. Includes information about factors that affect the risk of alcohol-associated cancers, such as a person’s genes and tobacco use.

Antioxidants and Cancer Prevention
(Reviewed: 01/16/2014) - A fact sheet about antioxidants, substances that may protect cells from the damage caused by unstable molecules known as free radicals. Free radical damage may lead to cancer.

Artificial Sweeteners and Cancer
(Reviewed: 08/05/2009) - A fact sheet that reviews research studies on the possible connection between artificial sweeteners and cancer.

Calcium and Cancer Prevention: Strengths and Limits of the Evidence
(Reviewed: 05/04/2009) - A fact sheet that summarizes the results of studies on calcium and cancer prevention. It includes information about dietary recommendations for calcium, and the amount of calcium in foods and supplements.

Chemicals in Meat Cooked at High Temperatures and Cancer Risk
(Reviewed: 10/15/2010) - A fact sheet that explains how certain chemicals are formed in meat that is cooked using high-temperature methods, such as pan frying or grilling, and describes the results of research on the relationship between consumption of these chemicals and cancer risk.

Cruciferous Vegetables and Cancer Prevention
(Reviewed: 06/07/2012) - A fact sheet that summarizes the results of studies about cruciferous vegetables and cancer. It includes a list of cruciferous vegetables and outlines dietary recommendations for vegetables.

Fluoridated Water
(Reviewed: 02/21/2012) - A fact sheet that reviews research about the possibility of a connection between fluoridated water and cancer.

Garlic and Cancer Prevention
(Reviewed: 01/22/2008) - A fact sheet that summarizes the results of studies on the consumption of garlic for cancer prevention.

Obesity and Cancer Risk
(Reviewed: 01/03/2012) - A fact sheet that summarizes research on the potential link between obesity and cancer risk.

Tea and Cancer Prevention: Strengths and Limits of the Evidence
(Reviewed: 11/17/2010) - A fact sheet that summarizes the results of studies about tea and cancer prevention. It includes information about the ingredients of tea and safety considerations regarding tea consumption.

Vitamin D and Cancer Prevention
(Reviewed: 10/21/2013) - A fact sheet that summarizes the results of studies on vitamin D and cancer prevention. It includes information about dietary recommendations for vitamin D.