Analysis: Take food-cancer links with a dose of skepticism

12/7/2012 | Forbes

Researchers examined studies linking 40 foods to increases or decreases in cancer risks, and found most were based on weak evidence that did not stand up to broader reviews. "We have seen a very large number of studies, just too many studies, suggesting that they had identified associations with specific food ingredients with cancer risk," said Dr. John Ioannidis from the Stanford Prevention Research Center. "People get scared or they think that they should change their lives and make big decisions, and then things get refuted very quickly.”

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