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Healthy Diet Reduces the Occurrence of LeukemiaBY: Ritu Choudhary | Category: Leukemia | Submitted: 2010-07-18 19:29:23
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma is a type of leukemia that starts in lymphoid tissue and lymph nodes. It is caused by the transformation and uncontrolled proliferation of certain cells of our immune system. Latest study by Mayo Clinic suggested that increased consumption of fruits and vegetables rich in antioxidants could reduce the incidence of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Researchers at Mayo Clinic in collaboration with scientists from the University of Minnesota analyzed data from 35,159 women aged 55 to 69 years who participated in a study on women's health in Iowa. Their diet was analyzed using a questionnaire validated semi quantitative food frequency.
American Yale University confirms that consumption of fruits and vegetables reduces the risk of being diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a cancer of the lymphatic system. The study compared the diet for six years from 601 women aged 21-84 years, suffering from a subtype of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Those with a diet rich in fiber, fruits and vegetables were 40% less likely to be diagnosed than those who ate lots of eggs, dairy products and foods containing animal protein and saturated fat. Among the foods that help prevent non-Hodgkin lymphoma these are tomatoes, broccoli, squash, cauliflower, onion, lettuce, leeks, apples, pears and citrus.
Consumption of 204 servings per month or more fruits and vegetables all together was associated with a 31% reduction in risk Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in relation to consumption of 104 or fewer servings monthly. A high intake of colorful vegetables, yellow or orange, at least 14 servings per month was associated with a 28% reduction in risk as to the consumption of at least 4 servings of broccoli monthly compared with those who ate not. The results show that the risk of lymphoma is reduced by 22% with vitamin C, 29% with alpha-carotene, with 30% proanthocyanidins. A risk reduction of 38% was also observed with manganese. The manganese also seems to have a protective role, however, this information should be confirmed because it is the first time a preventive effect is found for this trace element. They are found particularly in oilseeds, leafy vegetables, cereals.
However, although the researchers were able to identify protective nutrients, protection curiously does not seem attributable to nutritional supplements that would make these three substances, but with foods that contain them. An explanation or rather hypotheses are advanced by the researchers: synergy between anti-oxidants, present in foods other anticarcinogenic compounds. Prevention therefore involves a nutritional approach to reasoning by food groups and not in terms of nutrients or supplements. And it's a good thing. This study provides evidence of the protective role of vegetables, perhaps fruit and antioxidants they contain substance for the reduction of the follicular non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
So according to study it is concluded that a diet rich in fruits and vegetables reduces the risk of lymphoma by 31%. The plant protectors like vegetables or yellow color fruits, cruciferous vegetables and fruits rich in antioxidants reduces the occurrence of follicular non-Hodgkin lymphoma and support in cancer prevention. Vegetables orange and cruciferous reduce the risk by 28% and 18% respectively. Eating well is important for everyone. The types and amounts of foods that we eat affect our energy levels, our moods and how we feel about ourselves.
A mode of healthy life plays key role in making a strong body, by supporting the immune system and reduce the risk for certain diseases, such as certain types of heart disease and cancer. Many professionals agree that a healthy diet rich in nutrients, such as a balance diet including fruits, vegetables low in fat, such as fish, lean meat and poultry protein food and whole grains, for all including survivors of cancer play major role in reducing risk of cancer.
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