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Study says eating organically could reduce cancer risk by 25 percent

In 2016, 22.9 million U.S. adults reported having cancer at least once in their lifetime, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Cancer is the second-most common cause of death behind heart disease in the U.S., taking 185.1 lives out of a population of 100,000 in 2016, according to the CDC website. 

Everyone knows someone, has heard of someone, or has even been that someone battling the slow and suffocating growth of cancerous cells. Some are victorious, others, sadly, are not. 

But what if there were a way to reduce cancer risk by simply changing an everyday habit?

A French study published in October 2018 by the American Medical Association in its monthly peer-reviewed medical journal claims there is.

The NutriNet-Santé  Prospective Cohort Study analyzed the relationship between the diets and new cancer diagnoses of more than 68,000 French adults from 2009 to 2014 and found a diet high in organic foods is linked to a 25 percent reduced risk of developing cancer.

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