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Can eating grapes and other antioxidant rich foods really decrease your risk of getting cancer?
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Dr. Thomas Chen
Internal Medicine
6 doctors agree
In brief: Probably not
Studies of nutritional supplements have provided inconsistent results in cancer prevention.
Some studies have actually shown increased risk of cancer in patients taking vitamin E or beta carotene. Because it is difficult to collect accurate food histories, it is hard to gauge the degree of protection from eating specific foods. Either way, the effect size is likely miniscule.

In brief: Probably not
Studies of nutritional supplements have provided inconsistent results in cancer prevention.
Some studies have actually shown increased risk of cancer in patients taking vitamin E or beta carotene. Because it is difficult to collect accurate food histories, it is hard to gauge the degree of protection from eating specific foods. Either way, the effect size is likely miniscule.
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Dr. Michael Thompson
Diet and exercise may help as "adjuvant" (post surgery) therapy in certain cancers - breast, colon, ?prostate - to decrease risk. Some of these are research hypotheses being tested and some are proven. However the focus is on overall diet (think food pyramid and mom's advice) and exercise, not magic bullet supplements. Calcium and vitamin D (at normal levels) due seem important, esp for women.
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Not directly
Antioxidants help reduce inflammation and with cell repair, so a heathy diet and active lifestyle will help reduce your risk.
But cancer is caused by multiple factors, so don't forget screening tests.

In brief: Not directly
Antioxidants help reduce inflammation and with cell repair, so a heathy diet and active lifestyle will help reduce your risk.
But cancer is caused by multiple factors, so don't forget screening tests.
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