Diet & Nutrition

Higher Protein Intake May Modestly Improve Breast Cancer Survival

Higher Protein Intake May Modestly Improve Breast Cancer Survival

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An analysis of data from women with stage I to III breast cancer investigated the potential association between protein intake and survival.

Adherence to WCRF/AICR Diet Linked to Lower Cancer Risk Among Older Adults

Adherence to WCRF/AICR Diet Linked to Lower Cancer Risk Among Older Adults

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Adherence to World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF)/American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) dietary recommendations improves cancer risks. In this study, researchers determined whether adherence to these recommendations provides the same benefits for older persons.

More Support for Health Benefits of Chocolate Consumption

More Support for Health Benefits of Chocolate Consumption

A component in cocoa seems to help control blood glucose and inflammation.

Childhood Cancer Linked to Poor Diet Quality in Adult Survivors

Childhood Cancer Linked to Poor Diet Quality in Adult Survivors

Epidemiologic study reveals the impact of cancer and its treatment on diet quality among adult survivors of childhood cancers.

Oral Nutrition Supplements Improve QALY for Older Hospitalized Patients

Oral Nutrition Supplements Improve QALY for Older Hospitalized Patients

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Oral nutritional supplements are a cost-effective method for improving nutritional status, estimated life years, and quality adjusted life years (QALYs) of older adults who are hospitalized.

Calcium and Cancer Prevention (Fact Sheet)

Calcium and Cancer Prevention (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheets examines the sources of dietary calcium and possible links to cancer prevention.

Vitamin C Enhances Epigenetic Treatments in Acute Myeloid Leukemia and Myeloid Dysplastic Syndrome

Vitamin C Enhances Epigenetic Treatments in Acute Myeloid Leukemia and Myeloid Dysplastic Syndrome

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Research using cancer cell lines demonstrated that supplementing standard epigenetic therapy with vitamin C enhanced the drug's antineoplastic action.

Increasing Dietary Omega-3 Intake After Colorectal Cancer Diagnosis Improves Survival

Increasing Dietary Omega-3 Intake After Colorectal Cancer Diagnosis Improves Survival

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Lifestyle and dietary measures for preventing colorectal cancer are extensively studied; however, in this study, researchers looked at a dietary measure that improved survival for patients after diagnosis.

Weight Loss Through Diet Improves Risks for Cancer in Overweight/Obese Women

Weight Loss Through Diet Improves Risks for Cancer in Overweight/Obese Women

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Losing weight through diet or diet and exercise improves risk for cancer in overweight or obese postmenopausal women. Although exercise alone can help maintain weight loss, it is not as effective as diet and exercise.

High-Fat Mediterranean Diet Can Protect Against Cancer

High-Fat Mediterranean Diet Can Protect Against Cancer

A Mediterranean-style diet can help protect against diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and breast cancer,research indicates.

Compounds in Parsley and Dill Extracts Found to Have Anticancer Activity

Compounds in Parsley and Dill Extracts Found to Have Anticancer Activity

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Based on compounds extracted from parsley and dill seeds, a team of Russian scientists proposed an efficient approach to synthesizing novel compounds with anticancer activity.

Broccoli Sprout Extracts May Prevent Recurrence of Some Oral Cancers

Broccoli Sprout Extracts May Prevent Recurrence of Some Oral Cancers

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Beverages derived from broccoli sprout extracts were found to have preclinical chemopreventive activity against oral cancer induced by carcinogens.

Consumption of Tree Nuts Associated With Reduced Mortality for Patients With Prostate Cancer

Consumption of Tree Nuts Associated With Reduced Mortality for Patients With Prostate Cancer

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Consumption of tree nuts is associated with lower mortality rates among men with prostate cancer. It did not, however, correlate with a reduced risk of developing prostate cancer.

Scalding Beverages Might Lead to Esophageal Cancer

Scalding Beverages Might Lead to Esophageal Cancer

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Drinking scalding coffee, tea, or yerba mate might increase the risk of developing esophageal cancer according to the World Health Organization. Beverages hotter than 149°F (65°C) might increase the risk of developing esophageal cancer.

Walnut Consumption Changes Gut Microbiome, Decreases Growth of Colon Cancer in Mice

Walnut Consumption Changes Gut Microbiome, Decreases Growth of Colon Cancer in Mice

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Consumption of walnuts reduced the growth of colon cancer. Researchers saw a reduction in tumor growth in mice that ate the equivalent of approximately 1 ounce of walnuts a day.

Obesity Rates on the Increase Among Women, but Not Men

Obesity Rates on the Increase Among Women, but Not Men

An increasing number of American women are obese, and obesity is still a concern for children and adolescents.

Nutrition Facts Label Redesigned by FDA

Nutrition Facts Label Redesigned by FDA

Added sugars and relevant portion sizes are among the highlights of this food label revision.

Total Weight Lost Is More Important Than Type of Diet in Reversing Obesity-Cancer Link

Total Weight Lost Is More Important Than Type of Diet in Reversing Obesity-Cancer Link

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Significant weight loss through calorie restriction, but not moderate weight loss through a low-fat diet, was linked to reduced breast cancer growth in a preclinical study.

Broccoli Compound May Improve Efficacy of Cancer Prodrug

Broccoli Compound May Improve Efficacy of Cancer Prodrug

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Sulforaphane, found in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables such as cauliflower and kale, may increase the susceptibility of a subset of cancer to prodrug treatments while avoiding harm to normal tissues.

Vitamin D Deficiency Increases Risk of Tumor Growth and Metastasis in Breast Cancer

Vitamin D Deficiency Increases Risk of Tumor Growth and Metastasis in Breast Cancer

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Deficiency in vitamin D resulted in breast cancer tumors that grew faster and were more likely to metastasize, according to a recent study using mouse and cell culture models. The study also demonstrated a correlation between serum vitamin D levels and ID1.

Breast Cancer Risk Higher in Latinas Who Consume Processed Meats

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Eating processed meats such as bacon and sausage may increase the risk for breast cancer in Latinas, while the same association was not found in white women.

AHA: Daily Tea Consumption May Boost Cardiovascular Health

AHA: Daily Tea Consumption May Boost Cardiovascular Health

Regular tea drinkers had fewer heart attacks, and had less calcium build-up in their arteries.

Higher Fiber Intake May Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

Higher Fiber Intake May Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

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Higher dietary fiber intake during adolescence and early adulthood may reduce the risk for developing breast cancer.

High-Sugar Diets Increase Risks for Breast Cancer and Lung Metastases

High amounts of dietary sugar, as is common in the typical Western diet, may increase the risk of breast cancer and metastasis to the lungs.

Antioxidant Use May Promote the Spread of Cancer

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A team of scientists has made a discovery that suggests cancer cells benefit more from antioxidants than do normal cells, raising concerns about the use of dietary antioxidants by patients with cancer.

Behavioral weight loss program helps breast cancer survivors

Behavioral weight loss program helps breast cancer survivors

Clinically meaningful weight loss over two years in overweight/obese survivors of breast cancer can be achieved via weight loss intervention.

Cancer Nutrition (Infographic)

Cancer Nutrition (Infographic)

Diet and nutrition can reduce cancer treatment side effects and keep patients strong. This infographic contains tips for better nutrition during treatment.

Spicy food consumption associated with reduced mortality

Spicy food consumption associated with reduced mortality

Regularly eating chili peppers and other spicy foods was linked to lower mortality risk during study period.

Dietary intervention primes triple-negative breast cancer cells for targeted therapy

Dietary intervention primes triple-negative breast cancer cells for targeted therapy

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A diet that starves triple-negative breast cancer cells of an essential nutrient primes the cancer cells to be more easily killed by targeted treatment.

Acrylamide in Food and Cancer Risk (Fact Sheet)

Acrylamide in Food and Cancer Risk (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet explores the possible cancer risks caused by the chemical acrylamide in foodstuffs and consumer goods.

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