Study: Thousands of cancer cases tied to poor diet

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(CNN) – A new study is suggesting tens of thousands of Americans get cancer because they do not eat right.

It says poor diet caused an estimated 80,000 new cancer cases in 2015. Researchers say cancer risks have been associated with not eating enough whole grains and dairy products, as well as eating too much-processed meat and red meat.

Colon and rectal cancers are the most commonly linked to poor diet.

African Americans and Latinos, along with men who are 45 to 54 years old, are most likely to be affected.

The study was published in the journal  “JNC Cancer Spectrum” on Wednesday.

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