Medicine: Cancer Diet

Fewer pork sausages, Mom

Health food faddists have been saying it for years: eat right and you may reduce the risk of getting cancer. At a press conference in Washington last week, the National Academy of Sciences not only signaled its agreement with that view, it issued a 500-page report specifying just what is meant by eating right. "Our committee's recommendations should not be regarded as assuring a cancer-free life," said Dr. Clifford Grobstein, University of California biologist and chairman of the NAS panel that released the two-year study, but "by controlling what...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!