A new study suggests eating organic foods could help ward off cancer.
A study published in JAMA Internal Medicine, states that those who eat organic foods lowered their overall risk of developing cancer.
A team of scientists in France looked at the diets of more than 68,000 French adults for nearly four-and-a-half years.
The volunteers were categorized into four groups, depending on how often they reported eating organic products like fruits and vegetables, meat and fish, dietary supplements and more.
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They found that participants who ate mostly organic were 25 percent less likely to develop cancer.
Specifically, those who primarily eat organic foods were more likely to ward off non-Hodgkin lymphoma and postmenopausal breast cancer compared to those who rarely or never ate organic foods, CNN reports.
During the study, participants developed a total of 1,340 cancers -- 459 of which were breast cancer.
Researchers said there could be other factors, but the correlation is substantial enough to warrant further studies.
Study: Those who eat organic foods are 25 percent less likely to develop cancer
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