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The Anti-Cancer Diet

"What you eat and how much you consume makes a difference when it comes to cancer," says Colleen Doyle, R.D., director of nutrition and physical activity for the American Cancer Society. The first step: Limit your intake of sweets and unhealthy fats. Focus on the term "occasional treat," with the stress on occasional. Step two: Incorporate the following foods into your everyday meals and snacks; pick at least two a day for a week's worth of protection. They're nutritional powerhouses and have all shown promise in the fight against cancer.

By Sally Kuzemchak, M.S., R.D.

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Fatty Fish

Serving = 3 ounces

Several studies have indicated that the mega-healthy components of fish—like omega-3 fatty acids—guard against cancer (just as they do against cardiovascular disease), but experts stress that more trials are necessary. Fatty fish like salmon, mackerel, herring, lake trout, sardines and albacore tuna are high in omega-3s.

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