Whole, Organic Foods

Is it important to eat good, organic food? What is the potential relationship between cancer risk and consuming organic food? A new JAMA Internal Medicine journal article explored this topic, covering a population-based cohort study of nearly 70,000 French adults.

As part of the study, participants provided information on how often they consumed organic food: “never,” “occasionally,” or “most of the time.” Researchers used the data to calculate an organic food score that fell between 0 and 32 points. With a follow-up in spring 2009 and again in fall 2016, researchers from the study ultimately concluded that high organic food scores were inversely associated with the overall risk of cancer, suggesting increased organic food consumption is connected to a lower risk of cancer.