Cancer Risk and Dietary Cholesterol

Dietary cholesterol intake is associated with a higher risk of cancers of the stomach, colon, rectum, pancreas, lung, kidney, bladder, and postmenopausal breast cancer. A recent Canadian study shows that high cholesterol intake is linked to a higher risk of several common cancers. Though the mechanisms involved are not fully understood, these findings suggest that diets low in cholesterol may help prevent cancer.

PositiveTip: Increasing plant foods in your diet, and decreasing animal foods (the only source of dietary cholesterol) may lower your risk of cancer.