Nutrition and Cancer

By Jason Fung, MD

What causes cancer? In 2015, researchers updated the landmark 1981 study from the U.S. Congress Office of Technology Assessment noting that the original estimates had “generally [hold] true for 35 years.” At 35% of the attributable risk, tobacco was the single largest contributor to cancer. But very close behind, was our diet, which researchers estimated contributed between 30-60% of the risk. Generally accepted as true, the far more contentious question is “What part of the diet contributed to the risk of cancer?”

By Jason Fung, M.D., Co-founder of The Fasting Method.

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Jason Fung, MD

By Jason Fung, MD

Jason Fung, M.D., is a Toronto-based nephrologist (kidney specialist) and a world leading expert in intermittent fasting and low-carb diets.

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