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Poultry and Penile Cancer: One of the reasons it's so difficult to study the relationship between diet and cance...

Poultry and Penile Cancer: One of the reasons it's so difficult to study the relationship between diet and cance...

One of the reasons it’s so difficult to study the relationship between diet and cancer is because many dietary behaviors are associated with non-dietary behaviors. For example, one of the reasons we used to think coffee-drinking caused cancer was because people who drink coffee are more likely to have a cigarette in the other hand, which led to spurious conclusions. When you factor in those considerations, we find that coffee consumption may actually decrease cancer risk, as I detailed in Wednesday’s Care2 post Coffee and Cancer . The reason it was so difficult to study cancer among coffee-drinkers is the same reason it’s so difficult to study cancer among meateaters. Historically, those eating vegetarian have been noted to have lower cancer rates, but maybe it’s just because they exercise more, or smoke less, or inhale less diesel fumes because they all own a Prius! In my...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/poultry-and-penis-cancer...

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