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Fruit And Vegetables

Mouth cancer now the tenth most common cancer in men

Oral cancer is now the tenth most common cancer in men according to new figures released by Cancer Research UK today.

US lab research suggests pomegranate chemicals may block breast cancer cell growth

Scientists have carried out a series of laboratory tests suggesting that compounds in pomegranates may prevent the growth of breast cancer cells.

Increased fruit and vegetable consumption has 'small' impact on cancer prevention

Eating fruit and vegetables slightly reduces the risk of developing cancer, a new study suggests.

Extra fruit and veg doesn't reduce breast cancer recurrence

Eating double the government-recommended five helpings of fruit and vegetables a day has no effect on whether a woman's breast cancer will come back, a US study has found...

UK failing to eat 5 a day

Nearly two thirds of people across the UK are failing to eat the recommended five daily portions of fruit and vegetables - according to research released today.

Cauliflower and broccoli boost cancer protection

Naturally occurring chemicals found in vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage can enhance DNA repair in cells, which may stop them becoming cancerous

5/5/5 is fiver day

Three quarters of people in the UK are not eating the recommended five portions of fruit and vegetables a day that can help reduce the risk of cancer, according to new...

Parents need to set example by eating more fruit and veg

MORE than a third of children under six fail to eat fruit and vegetables on a daily basis according to a new report1 by Cancer Research UK.

Switching to vegetarianism keeps weight down

Meat-eaters who switch to vegetarianism gain less weight over a five year period than people who make no changes to their dietary habits according to a new study published...

Less booze not more veg is key to cut cancer risk

People should be warned that cancer is linked to obesity and alcohol, rather than urged to eat more fruit and vegetables to protect against the disease.