While there have yet to be studies showing that additives, nitrates or preservatives can change the course of multiple myeloma and other blood cancers, there have been laboratory studies over the past several years showing these products to be carcinogenic in animal models: meaning, they are causing cancer. Best rule of thumb is to reduce or eliminate unnecessary additives, preservatives and nitrates from your diet. Eliminate
or reduce your reliance on artificial sweeteners in drinks. Eat food “close to the source.” That means choosing farm fresh or organic fruits and vegetables and non-hormone/antibiotic meat and protein sources.
James R. Berenson, MD
Institute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research