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Fact Check: Diet and Cancer Matters

news rackIf you read the story in last week's New York Times Science Section on the link between diet and cancer, it's possible you were left with a misleading impression of the state of the research. The writer attempts to grapple with the complex nature of the diet-cancer science, a field that has evolved over the decades.

Unfortunately, the article goes on to equate “complex and challenging” with “does not matter.” And it does.

“Make no mistake,” says AICR Director of Research Susan Higginbotham, PhD, RD, “this is not a conclusion that accords with an objective and systematic analysis of the available science. If there’s one thing AICR’s research has shown, and continues to show, it’s that when it comes to cancer risk, diet does matter.”

You can read our full response (and the article) on our blog.

Our Director of Research Susan Higgonbotham responds here in The New York Times.

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