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This is second of a three-part video series on turmeric curcumin and its relationship to cancer. To find out more, check out the prequel, Back to Our Roots: Curry & Cancer (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/back-to-our-roots-curry-and-cancer), and the last video in the series, Turmeric Curcumin Reprogramming Cancer Cell Death (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/turmeric-curcumin-reprogramming-cancer-cell-death/).
Smokers are common research subjects for carcinogen studies. For example, see what happens to carcinogen levels when those eating processed meat start eating vegetarian in Heterocyclic Amines in Eggs, Cheese, & Creatine? (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/heterocyclic-amines-in-eggs-cheese-and-creatine/)
Other foods that may protect DNA include kiwifruit (see Kiwifruit & DNA Repair: https://nutritionfacts.org/video/kiwifruit-and-dna-repair/), cruciferous vegetables (see DNA Protection from Broccoli: https://nutritionfacts.org/video/dna-protection-from-broccoli/), leafy vegetables (see Eating Green to Prevent Cancer: https://nutritionfacts.org/video/eating-green-to-prevent-cancer/), garlic (see Cancer, Interrupted: Garlic & Flavonoids: https://nutritionfacts.org/video/cancer-interrupted-garlic-flavonoids/), and green tea (see Cancer, Interrupted: Green Tea: https://nutritionfacts.org/video/cancer-interrupted-green-tea. But, which is better? See Antimutagenic Activity of Green vs. White Tea: https://nutritionfacts.org/video/antimutagenic-activity-of-green-versus-white-tea/). And, to learn about the DNA-protective power of plants in general, see Repairing DNA Damage (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/repairing-dna-damage/).
More information on cancer prevention, treatment, and reversal can be found in my annual presentations Uprooting the Leading Causes of Death (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/uprooting-the-leading-causes-of-death/) and More Than an Apple a Day: Combating Common Diseases (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/more-than-an-apple-a-day-preventing-our-most-common-diseases/).
And all of my turmeric videos can be found here (https://nutritionfacts.org/topics/turmeric/).
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-Michael Greger, MD FACLM
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