Guide to Alternative Medicine and the Digestive System

Anil Minocha, MD FACP FACG

Chapter 53: Diet and Cancer (continued)

KEY POINTS A diet high in fruit and vegetables is protective. Mediterranean diet offers significant protective benefits. Garlic and fish help against cancer. Fiber protects against cancer. Excessive cooking/frying increases the risk of cancer. Dietary factors have the potential to modulate the development of several cancers of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract.1,2 GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS Vegetarian Versus Nonvegetarian A prospective comparative investigation of vegetarians and nonvegetarians, in a cohort of 10,998 men…