Organic food has been famed for a long time as being better for our health.
However, a recent study shows that eating organic food does’t reduce a cancer risk in women.
Cancer Research UK scientist at Oxford University, Professor Tim Key said about the study: “In this large study of middle-aged women in the UK we found no evidence that a woman’s overall cancer risk was decreased if she generally ate organic food.”
The study was conducted with 600,000 women in the UK over 50 years old who were asked if they ate organically.
Their health was then monitored by researchers for nine years.
The results showed that 16 of the most common cancers were present in 50,000 of the women during the nine year study.
Researchers then compared 180 women who never ate organically with 45,00 who “usually” or “always” ate organically found no significant difference in the risk of cancer.
Scientists have linked the risk of cancer with people’s eating habits however, as Dr Claire Knight says: “Scientists have estimated that over 9% of cancer cases in the UK may be linked to dietary factors, of which 5% are linked to not eating enough fruit and vegetables.”