NEW YORK (CNN) – Your diet may have a greater impact on your cancer risk than you think, a new study found.
Approximately 80,110 new cases of cancer in persons 20 and older in the United States in 2015 according to study, published in JNCI Cancer Spectrum on Wednesday.
"This is equivalent to about 5.2% of all cases of cancer that have been newly diagnosed with adults in 2015," said Dr. Fang Fang Zhang, a nutrition and epidemiologist at cancer at Tufts University in Boston, who was the first author of the study.
"This proportion is comparable to the proportion of alcohol-related cargo," he said. Researchers examine seven dietary factors: a low consumption of vegetables, fruits, whole grains and dairy products and a high consumption of processed meats, red beef and sweet drinks, such as soda .
"Low consumption of whole grains is associated with the largest US cancer cancer in the US, followed by low dairy use, high-processed meat consumption, low consumption of vegetables and fruits, high meat meat and high sugar intake, "Zhang says.
The study includes dietary data on adults using the United States between 201
Researchers use a comparative risk assessment model, which is involved in estimating the number of cancer-related cases of poor diet and helped examine how much food can play a role in cancer burden in the United States. Estimates are made using cancer food associations found in separate studies.
"Previous studies provide substantial evidence that a high consumption of meat processed increases the risk of colorectal cancer and low consumption of whole grain reduces the risk of colorectal cancer, "Said Zhang. "However, our study has given value to the number and proportion of new cases of cancer associated with poor diet at the national level."
Researchers found that colon and rectal cancers had the highest number and proportion of cases related to food, 38.3%.
When the findings are viewed with food, low consumption of whole grains and dairy products and eating a lot of meat is helped with the highest burden of cancer.
Also, men aged 45 to 64 years old and ethnic minorities, including blacks and Hispanics, have the highest proportion of food-related cancer burden compared to other groups, researchers was found.
The study has some limitations, including data can not give a light to how the relationship between the diet and the risk of cancer may change as an adult.
Additionally, more research needs to be determined to determine if a similar association will appear for another year and in the United States.
All in all, "these are among the few that can change the risk factors for cancer prevention," Zhang said. "These findings emphasize the need to reduce the burden and disparity of cancer in the US by improving the use of major food groups and nutrients."
Foods in excessive food cover a growing portion of the world's food. A study in 2016 found that 60% of calories in average American food come from this type of diet, and a study in 2017 comprises half of Canadian food. They constitute more than 50% of the UK diet, and more in the development of the world are beginning to eat in this way.
However you can protect yourself from cancer by avoiding ultraprocessed foods and instead of selecting organic foods, research is being displayed. 19659002] People who often eat organic foods have lowered their overall risk of cancer, according to a study published last year in the medical journal JAMA Internal Medicine. In particular, the major eating of organic foods is more likely to eliminate non-Hodgkin lymphoma and postmenopausal breast cancer than those who rarely or do not eat organic foods.
In addition, according to a study published in the same journal in February, a 14% higher risk of premature death per 10% increase in the amount of ultraprocessed foods we eat.
Why do people eat more than these processed foods?
"We live in a fast world, and people are looking for a convenient solution. We are always in constant shape," Nurgul Fitzgerald, an associate professor at the Department of Nutritional Sciences at Rutgers University, said earlier this year.
"People are looking for a quick solution, a quick meal."
When choosing food, the taste is the No. 1 factor for most buyers, he said, but price and convenience are also important, and in ultraprocessed foods, the convenience factor is "probably top of the list: grab and go, ready to eat."  Ang-CNN-Wire ™ & © 2018 Cable News Network, Inc., a Time Warner Company. All rights reserved.