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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.