Is organic food really linked to a lower risk of cancer?

In summary, there is currently no strong evidence to suggest that consuming organic food alone can significantly lower the risk of cancer. While organic food may be beneficial for overall health due to its lack of pesticides and additives, there is not enough research to conclusively link it to a decreased risk of cancer. Other factors such as lifestyle and genetics play a bigger role in cancer development. However, choosing organic food as part of a well-balanced and healthy diet may still have some potential benefits for reducing cancer risk.
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jim mcnamara
This thread is about cancer risk and organic food consumption - reporting on it mostly.

USA today: (drive by journalism?)

Commentary from JAMA (a critique)

Original article (linked by JAMA)

And we have this from a science watchdog group (This is not well written, IMO)

This is why Nutrition Research has problems:
1. USA Today says basically 'Organic foods reduce cancer risk'.
2. The original article has a more limited view.
3. The JAMA commentary critiques the original research.
4. ACSH take on the article is extremely critical of the original French paper

My initial response: this is why "fake news" works, at least according to Yuval Noah Harari
What internet companies sell is reader attention to advertisers. Not correct content to the viewership. See-
"21 lessons for the 21st century" 2018 Yuval Noah Harari

This is also a clear example of why PF has a list of online journals that we accept. And why we delete or lock some threads.

If you are going to comment on this: Please do!

Please Do A Good Job. Do not do what you see above - . In this case, that means at least please try to read the abstracts. If you cannot understand something, please ask.

My current take is that organic food is generally more expensive in the US than non-organic foodstuffs. I cannot sensibly say a lot more at this point.
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Related to Is organic food really linked to a lower risk of cancer?

What is the connection between organic food and cancer risk?

There is no conclusive evidence that organic food decreases the risk of cancer. However, organic food is grown without the use of synthetic pesticides and fertilizers, which some studies suggest may be linked to an increased risk of cancer.

Is organic food completely free of cancer-causing substances?

No food, whether it is labeled organic or not, is completely free of cancer-causing substances. However, organic farming practices limit the use of synthetic chemicals, which may decrease exposure to these substances.

Can eating organic food prevent cancer?

There is no scientific evidence to support the claim that eating organic food can prevent cancer. A healthy diet, including a variety of fruits and vegetables, may help reduce the risk of cancer, but there is no evidence that organic food is more effective than conventionally grown food.

Are there any specific organic foods that can help reduce the risk of cancer?

There is no single food that can prevent cancer. However, a diet rich in a variety of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains - including both organic and conventionally grown options - may help reduce the risk of cancer.

Are there any risks associated with eating organic food?

Organic food is generally considered safe to eat. However, like any food, it is important to handle and prepare it properly to avoid foodborne illnesses. Additionally, some organic foods may be more expensive and may not be accessible to everyone.

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