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Dietary fat advice for cancer prevention is similar to heart disease prevention. So why don't people follow it?
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Dr. Thomas Heston
Family Medicine
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In brief: Habit
Habits sometimes can be hard to break and hard to establish.
This is why it is important to establish healthy habits early in life. One of the best things we can do for young people is to set a good example, so they can have life-long healthy habits.

In brief: Habit
Habits sometimes can be hard to break and hard to establish.
This is why it is important to establish healthy habits early in life. One of the best things we can do for young people is to set a good example, so they can have life-long healthy habits.
Dr. Thomas Heston
Dr. Thomas Heston
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Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine
In brief: Denial
Many people don't think they will be the one to get cancer even though 1 out of 2 men do, as do 1 out of 3 women.
Patients are also confused if they can even prevent cancer and if there is a definitive link between cancer and diet. No study has ever shown an absolute connection. Even though smoking can cause lung cancer, not every smokers gets it. Therefore, people stay in denial about the risks.

In brief: Denial
Many people don't think they will be the one to get cancer even though 1 out of 2 men do, as do 1 out of 3 women.
Patients are also confused if they can even prevent cancer and if there is a definitive link between cancer and diet. No study has ever shown an absolute connection. Even though smoking can cause lung cancer, not every smokers gets it. Therefore, people stay in denial about the risks.
Dr. Steven Charlap
Dr. Steven Charlap
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In brief: Fat tastes good
It's hard to eliminate fat from your diet, we are all hard wired to like the taste of it.
Mmmmmm...Donuts.

In brief: Fat tastes good
It's hard to eliminate fat from your diet, we are all hard wired to like the taste of it.
Mmmmmm...Donuts.
Dr. Scott Welker
Dr. Scott Welker
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