Women, Eat Your Fruits and Veggies

A study has found that women who consume fruits and vegetables regularly may reduce their risk for bladder cancer, which has an especially high recurrence rate. Researchers from the University of Hawaii Cancer Center took many variables into consideration and analyzed data over a 12.5 year period. Here is what Dr. Park and his team found:

  • Women with the highest yellow-orange vegetable intake had a 52% lower risk of developing invasive bladder cancer compared to women with the lowest consumption.
  • Women with the highest consumption of vitamins A, C, and E were the least likely to develop bladder cancer.
  • Fruit and vegetable consumption appeared to have no effect on male bladder cancer risk.

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