Doctor's Forum tonight was Dr. Kushi, who is the son of the famous macrobioligist, Michio.
His work on a committee that showed the incidence of increased or decreased risk of cancers was interesting: the skin cancer showed a correlation with having arsenic in the bathing/drinking water; the 2 worst factors for lung cancer were taking betacarotene as a supplement! and drinking or showering/bathing in arsenic contaminated water.
Decreased risk was shown for other cancers if one eats apples, red grapes, onions, citrus, broccoli, tea, and other quercetin containing foods, non-starchy vegetables and vegetables containing selenium. Fruits were one of the two highest recommended foods.
Concern about aflatoxins in grains, pecans, peanuts, pistachios, potatoes, dairy and walnuts was high on the list of risks. He mentioned red meat and processed meat like hotdogs, bologne and salami, highly salted fish, as bad, and good were cooked tomato sauce (3 x more absorbable than fresh, he stated), pink grapefruit, watermelon, and more than 50 other yellow, orange, and brown/red or green leafy veggies good to eat. Body fatness was a risk.
He personally said that they didn't go far enough in indicting dairy and animal protein and the people being used in the studies are giving the researchers what they want to hear, but their fat intake didn't change at all, that's why there has been lousy press lately about lack of results on low fat diets: they weren't low fat at all!
Peace and love,
Peace and Love Be With You,