Throughout this class on cancer over the past two weeks, I’ve been paying special attention to the role of diet in both the cause and treatment of various cancers. The take away points are:
1) The food we eat impacts virtually every part and process in our body: inflammation, immune function, metabolism, oxidative damage, and more.
2) There is not enough funding for studies on diet (or other lifestyle changes). The big money goes towards drug development.
One researcher said that his generation has largely failed in this area, and “It will be up to your generation to introduce some of these dietary changes.”