Should Cancer Patients Avoid Raw Fruits and Vegetables?
Written By Michael Greger M.D. FACLM on June 13th, 2017
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Three randomized controlled trials were published, and not one supported the neutropenic diet. In the biggest study, an all-cooked diet was compared to one that allowed raw fruits and veggies, and there was no difference in infection and death rates. As a result of the study, the principal investigator at the MD Anderson Cancer Center described how their practice has changed and now everyone is allowed to eat their vegetables—a far cry from “please don’t eat the salads” 31 years earlier.
Today, neither the Food and Drug Administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nor the American Cancer Society support the neutropenic diet. The real danger comes from pathogenic food-poisoning bacteria like Campylobacter, Salmonella, and E. coli. So we still have to keep patients away from risky foods like undercooked eggs, meat, dairy, and sprouts. At this point, though, there really shouldn’t be a debate about whether cancer patients should be on a neutropenic diet. Nevertheless, many institutions still tell cancer patients they shouldn’t eat fresh fruits and veggies. According to the latest survey, more than half of pediatric cancer doctors continue to prescribe these diets, though it’s quite variable even among those at the same institution.
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Doesn’t anyone else see the problem?
The FDA, Big Medicine, Big Pharma, and the AMA are all in bed together.
“Evidenced based medicine” is fine as long as it prescribes more expensive drugs to be dispense according to Gooferment diktats.
You really have to wonder how stupid we are not to revolt against them killing us. They are worse than the “witch doctor in the jungle”. At least, he’s not being paid off to mislead us.
And, I’m sure that many doctors are faithfully trying save us. BUT, (and there is always a BIG butt), they have a disadvantage in that they are getting a biased message.
Of course, there’s no “profit” in telling people that meat is probably as bad as cigarettes for your health.
Now, it hard to teach “old dogs” new tricks. Again, but, it can be done.
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