Diet

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.

Western Diet May Help Contribute to Dense Breasts

Western Diet May Help Contribute to Dense Breasts

Study data indicate that women who ate a Western diet also had 46 percent higher risk of breast cancer.

Low Fat Diet Helps Postmenopausal Women Avoid Deadly Breast Cancer

Low Fat Diet Helps Postmenopausal Women Avoid Deadly Breast Cancer

Postmenopausal women who stayed on a low fat diet for an extended time had a reduced risk of death from invasive breast cancers, according to clinical trial data.

Diet Can Affect Aggressiveness of Prostate Cancer

Diet Can Affect Aggressiveness of Prostate Cancer

Research also suggests that statins may help counteract harmful effect of fatty foods

Sugar and Cancer: Mitigating the Affects of Diet on Cancer

Sugar and Cancer: Mitigating the Affects of Diet on Cancer

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Food speaks to our genes; its message or signal can turn the immune system on or off. Consumption of a high carbohydrate or sugar diet can increase risk of cancer.

Telephone Counseling Beneficial for Breast Cancer Survivors

Telephone Counseling Beneficial for Breast Cancer Survivors

Telephone counseling is similarly effective to in-person counseling for overweight breast cancer survivors.

Surviving Cancer Does Not Encourage Healthier Diets In Patients

Surviving Cancer Does Not Encourage Healthier Diets In Patients

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Dietary habits have a profound impact on cancer survivorship. A recent study found that unfortunately many survivors do not adhere to healthy dietary guidelines, and those who smoke are even less likely to follow the guidelines.

Despite Promise, Vitamin D and Calcium Do Not Reduce Colorectal Cancer Risk

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Dietary supplementation with vitamin D and/or calcium after removal of precancerous colorectal adenomas (polyps) does not reduce risk of developing future adenomas.

Cancer survivors often have poor diets, which can affect their long-term health

Cancer survivors often have poor diets, which can affect their long-term health

A recent study examined adherence of cancer survivors to federal dietary guidelines.

Nutrition counseling recommended to reduce malnutrition in oncology patients

Nutrition counseling recommended to reduce malnutrition in oncology patients

Nutrition counseling is recommended given the strong evidence of its beneficial effects on the prevention and reduction of malnutrition.

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.

Eating spicy foods regularly may extend lifespan

Eating spicy foods regularly may extend lifespan

Eating spicy foods regularly may lower the risk of death from cancer, ischemic disease, and respiratory disease.

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.

CDC: Americans not eating enough fruits or vegetables

CDC: Americans not eating enough fruits or vegetables

Report authors have called for widespread action to promote fruits and vegetables in the average diet.

Consumption of sugary drinks associated with high death tolls

Consumption of sugary drinks associated with high death tolls

Consumption of sugary drinks could be responsible for an estimated 184,000 deaths worldwide every year.

Dietary supplement use is often not reported to health care teams

Dietary supplement use is often not reported to health care teams

Some patients do not disclose their use of them, and dietary supplement use is often not included in medical documentation.

Plant compound may ward off cancer spread, recurrence

Plant compound may ward off cancer spread, recurrence

A compound and enzyme found in cruciferous vegetables may help to prevent the spread and recurrence of some cancers.

Nutrients in eggs help lower risk of type 2 diabetes

Nutrients in eggs help lower risk of type 2 diabetes

Egg consumption may reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes.

Vegetarian diet associated with decreased risk of colorectal cancer

Vegetarian diet associated with decreased risk of colorectal cancer

Consuming a vegetarian diet was linked with a decreased risk for developing colorectal cancers.

Fried food consumption associated with increased risk for heart failure

Fried food consumption associated with increased risk for heart failure

Fried foods are associated with an increased risk for heart failure.

Cancer survivors make healthier dietary choices, more likely to stop smoking than general population

Cancer survivors make healthier dietary choices, more likely to stop smoking than general population

Researchers found that cancer survivors make healthier diet and lifestyle choices than the general population.

Government advisory committee eases on coffee, eggs, and salt, but reiterates limiting sugary drinks

Government advisory committee eases on coffee, eggs, and salt, but reiterates limiting sugary drinks

Recommendations from the government advisory committee, which is made up of doctors and nutritionists, were released.

Caramel color in colas may increase risk of cancer

Caramel color in colas may increase risk of cancer

People who drink sodas that contain caramel color are likely exposing themselves to carcinogens that contribute to development of cancer.

Cruciferous Vegetables and Cancer Prevention (Fact Sheet)

Cruciferous Vegetables and Cancer Prevention (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet examines possible links between consumption of cruciferous vegetables and cancer prevention.

Eating blueberries daily may decrease blood pressure

Eating blueberries daily may decrease blood pressure

Eating blueberries daily may decrease both systolic and diastolic blood pressures.

New cool climate fruit crop in Canada has potential as anticancer super food

New cool climate fruit crop in Canada has potential as anticancer super food

The fruit has potential to fight cancer if consumed daily along with other healthy lifestyle practices.

Less alcohol and plant-based diet can decrease obesity-related cancer risk

Less alcohol and plant-based diet can decrease obesity-related cancer risk

Research supports recent expert guidelines on an anti-cancer lifestyle from the World Cancer Research Fund and the American Institute for Cancer Research.

DASH diet rated best overall diet for 5th year in a row

DASH diet rated best overall diet for 5th year in a row

The DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet has been named the best overall diet for the fifth year in a row.

Lowering dietary fat intake reduces death rates in some women with breast cancer

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Reducing dietary fat intake reduced death rates significantly in those with hormone-unrelated breast cancer, according to recent data.

Dietary interventions can improve clinical outcomes for some women with breast cancer

Dietary interventions can improve clinical outcomes for some women with breast cancer

Reducing dietary intake of fat reduces death rates in some women with early stage breast cancer.

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