Ditch the doughnuts. When you’re being treated for cancer, eating healthy is critical.

Amanda Amigo, left, a registered dietitian at Cleveland Clinic Weston, goes over healthy food choices with Nancy Shapiro, who was diagnosed with breast cancer three years ago. Eating healthy and hydrating are critical when undergoing cancer treatment, when your body’s immune system often is weakened. When Nancy Shapiro was [...] Click here to view [...]

New study adds evidence to link between nutrition and breast cancer risk

While such studies don’t prove cause and effect, eating more vegetables, more fibre and less red meat, for example, has been linked to a lower risk. iStockPhoto / Getty Images Diet may play a role in preventing breast cancer, some observational studies have found. While such studies don’t prove [...] Click here to view [...]

2019-05-19T16:16:55-04:00May 19th, 2019|Cancer, Dietary, Weight Gain & Loss|0 Comments

Calories, Carbs, Fat, Fiber: Unraveling The Links Between Breast Cancer And Diet

A new study finds that women who ate a low-fat diet and more fruits, vegetables and grains, lowered their risk of dying from breast cancer. But which of those factors provided the protective effect? "A Low-Fat Diet Helps Reduce The Risk of Death From Breast Cancer." Did a headline [...] Click here to view [...]

GIFFORD-JONES: The link between cancer and obesity

(Getty Images) What decreases the risk of cancer? A colonoscopy detects polyps before they become malignant. Also, a rapid response to unusual bleeding, a cough that lasts a few weeks, or a suspicious mole. But a report funded by The Canadian Cancer Society now links excess weight to the [...] Click here to view [...]

2019-05-19T14:00:40-04:00May 19th, 2019|Cancer, Weight Gain & Loss|0 Comments

Telerehabilitation program improves function, reduces pain among patients with late-stage cancer

A telerehabilitation program improved physical function, pain and quality of life among patients with advanced-stage cancer, according to study results. “Patients with late-stage cancers often lose their functional abilities and, with this loss, have a poorer quality of life and lowered ability to tolerate their cancer treatments,” Andrea L. [...] Click here to view [...]

Processed foods make us fatter, lead to cancer, and are linked with early death. But what, exactly, is a processed food?

A new study released Thursday provides the first evidence that processed foods aren't just bad for our health, they actually cause people to eat more and gain weight. Previous research has shown that processed foods are linked to higher rates of cancer and early death. Scientists consider food to [...] Click here to view [...]

2019-05-17T15:35:22-04:00May 17th, 2019|Cancer, Dietary, Weight Gain & Loss|0 Comments

Studies find not-so-sweet links between popular sweetener, cancer and diabetes

Almost forty percent of Americans were obese in 2016, up from 33.7 percent in 2008. Clearly, we as a nation are not getting the message: being overweight can kill you. Diabetes, stroke, heart disease and arthritis are direct results of carrying too much weight. The makers of artificial sweeteners [...] Click here to view [...]

Why dietary advice is a critical part of cancer care

Patients who lose weight have lower survival rates yet very few are given nutritional information and support Director of the Irish Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism Niamh Rice presents the results of the first Irish study of the nutritional needs of Irish cancer patients. Cancer patients who lose [...] Click here to view [...]

Right combination of diet and bacteria limits cancer progression

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Diet can have significant effects on the gut microbiome, the populations of microorganisms such as bacteria that live in the human gut. It is well recognised that through complex metabolic interactions, dietary habits contribute to cancer prevention. More specifically, diets rich in fibre reduce the [...] Click here to view [...]

2019-05-04T12:26:49-04:00May 4th, 2019|Cancer, Dietary, Gastrointestinal|0 Comments
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