Diet & Nutrition

Following ACS Guidelines Shown to Improve Outcomes for Colon Cancer Survivors

Following ACS Guidelines Shown to Improve Outcomes for Colon Cancer Survivors

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A prospective study assessing the outcomes of a cohort of participants in the CALGB 89803 study determined the effect of following the American Cancer Society guidelines on survival for persons with colon cancer.

Increased Nut Consumption May Reduce Colon Cancer Recurrence, Death

Increased Nut Consumption May Reduce Colon Cancer Recurrence, Death

Investigators conducted a prospective observational study involving patients with stage III colon cancer to examine the correlation of nut intake with cancer mortality.

Association Between Improved Nutritional Status, Outcomes in Hospitalized Patients

Association Between Improved Nutritional Status, Outcomes in Hospitalized Patients

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Researchers sought to determine the effect of a standing order set for nutrition and assessment of hospitalized patients. Results were presented at the NACNS 2018 Annual Conference.

Anticancer Properties of Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Plant-Based vs Marine-Based

Anticancer Properties of Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Plant-Based vs Marine-Based

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Researchers compared the association between diets high in plant-based omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) vs those high in marine-based PUFAs and the risk for breast cancer.

Recognizing Reduced Dietary Intake in Hospitalized Patients With Colorectal Cancer

Recognizing Reduced Dietary Intake in Hospitalized Patients With Colorectal Cancer

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Analysis revealed factors that contribute to reduced dietary intake among hospitalized patients with colorectal cancer.

Proinflammatory Diet Associated With Increased Colorectal Cancer Risk

Proinflammatory Diet Associated With Increased Colorectal Cancer Risk

Investigators examined correlations between an empirical dietary inflammatory pattern (EDIP) score and colorectal cancer risk.

Dietary Estrogens Reduced Efficacy of Novel Breast Cancer Therapy

Dietary Estrogens Reduced Efficacy of Novel Breast Cancer Therapy

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A metabolomics study of the effect of palbociclib/letrozole combination on cancer cells discovered that consumption of foods with certain xenoestrogens has a negative effect on the treatment.

Coffee Consumption Associated With Beneficial Health Outcomes

Coffee Consumption Associated With Beneficial Health Outcomes

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Coffee consumption was found to be generally safe and more likely to benefit health than harm.

Blueberry Extract May Boost Efficacy of Radiotherapy for Cervical Cancer

Blueberry Extract May Boost Efficacy of Radiotherapy for Cervical Cancer

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In an effort to find alternatives to cisplatin as a radiation sensitizer, due to its dose-dependent toxicity and resistance, researchers are exploring food-based options such as blueberry extract.

Artificial Sweeteners and Cancer Risk (Fact Sheet)

Artificial Sweeteners and Cancer Risk (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet examines the evidence linking artificial sweeteners to an increased risk of cancer development.

Bacteria in Probiotics Carry Potential Risks for Immunocompromised Patients

Bacteria in Probiotics Carry Potential Risks for Immunocompromised Patients

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Should patients receiving chemotherapy take probiotics?

MOCHA App Helps Breast Cancer Survivors Achieve Weight-Loss Goals

MOCHA App Helps Breast Cancer Survivors Achieve Weight-Loss Goals

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A team from Methodist Hospital Cancer Center discuss an app developed at the facility that helps breast cancer survivors with nutrition and physical activity at SABCS 2017.

Bio-individualized Diet Helps Breast Cancer Survivors Stabilize Weight, Glucose

Bio-individualized Diet Helps Breast Cancer Survivors Stabilize Weight, Glucose

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Novel weight reduction plan helps breast cancer survivors achieve and maintain a healthy weight and glucose level, according to a presentation at SABCS 2017.

Efficacy of Curcumin in Reducing Radiation Dermatitis Severity Assessed

Efficacy of Curcumin in Reducing Radiation Dermatitis Severity Assessed

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A phase 2, randomized study investigated the effectiveness of oral curcumin, a component of turmeric, in reducing radiation dermatitis severity in patients undergoing radiation therapy for breast cancer.

Colorectal Cancer and Dietary Fiber: Source Is More Important Than Amount

Colorectal Cancer and Dietary Fiber: Source Is More Important Than Amount

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New research on the benefits of high-fiber diets for CRC survivors took its findings one step further and identified the type of fiber consumed and which provided better benefits.

Fiber Associated With Reduced Mortality in Those With Colorectal Cancer

Fiber Associated With Reduced Mortality in Those With Colorectal Cancer

Increasing fiber consumption after diagnosis may lower risk of all-cause, CRC-specific mortality.

Using Nutrition-Based Strategies to Manage Adverse Effects of Cancer

Using Nutrition-Based Strategies to Manage Adverse Effects of Cancer

Patients and caregivers are sure to ask for tips and advice on nutrition practices that can improve their cancer journey. This articles reviews recommendations for nurses and patients.

Anticancer Properties of The Probiotic Kefir: A Review

Anticancer Properties of The Probiotic Kefir: A Review

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A review of data on kefir has shown that the probiotic milk drink has potential anticancer properties affecting apoptosis, proliferation, and the anti-oxidative process in several cancers, including breast or gastric cancer, leukemia, and sarcoma.

Risk of Nonmelanoma Skin Cancers Increased With Alcohol Consumption

Risk of Nonmelanoma Skin Cancers Increased With Alcohol Consumption

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Researchers found that an association between alcohol consumption and nonmelanoma skin cancers may be dose-dependent. This risk includes basal cell carcinoma and cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma.

Mechanisms Identified for Curcumin Resensitization of Cancer Cells

Mechanisms Identified for Curcumin Resensitization of Cancer Cells

Curcumin helps to turn off pathways linked to chemoresistance in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma, a study indicates.

Risk of Certain Cancers Found Lower in Nonsmokers Who Consume Coffee

Risk of Certain Cancers Found Lower in Nonsmokers Who Consume Coffee

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Researchers investigated the effect of drinking coffee on risk of several cancers, and in addition, the coffee drinkers were stratified by smoking status.

Risk of Lung Cancer Increases With Diets Higher in Saturated Fats

Risk of Lung Cancer Increases With Diets Higher in Saturated Fats

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A recent study demonstrated that eating a diet high in saturated fats and low in polyunsaturated fats may increase a person's risk of developing lung cancer.

Risk of Thyroid Cancer Increased With Fruit Juice Consumption, No Effect With Fruit and Vegetable Consumption

Risk of Thyroid Cancer Increased With Fruit Juice Consumption, No Effect With Fruit and Vegetable Consumption

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No correlation was found between fruit and vegetable consumption and the risk of differentiated thyroid cancer, but a positive trend may be associated with fruit juice intake.

Vitamin D3 Supplementation Has No Impact on Breast Density Percentage, Breast Cancer Risk

Vitamin D3 Supplementation Has No Impact on Breast Density Percentage, Breast Cancer Risk

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Supplementation with vitamin D3 in premenopausal women does not have a significant effect on breast density percentage, nor does it reduce breast cancer risk.

Eating and Exercising Towards Better Health in Cancer Survivors

Eating and Exercising Towards Better Health in Cancer Survivors

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Lifestyle changes that promote proper weight management, increased exercise, and a healthy diet have the potential to improve survivors' health and well-being.

Obesity Increases Costs Across Health Care Settings

Obesity Increases Costs Across Health Care Settings

Percentage increases in costs associated with obesity were highest for medications, higher for women

ACS Survivorship Guidelines for Healthy Behaviors Beneficial for Colon Cancer Survivors

ACS Survivorship Guidelines for Healthy Behaviors Beneficial for Colon Cancer Survivors

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Patients with stage III colon cancer who follow the ACS guidelines for a healthy lifestyle after adjuvant chemotherapy had longer disease-free survival and overall survival.

Consuming Tree Nuts Improves DFS, OS in Survivors of Colon Cancer

Consuming Tree Nuts Improves DFS, OS in Survivors of Colon Cancer

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Consumption of tree nuts is associated with significantly improved disease-free survival (DFS) and overall survival (OS) in survivors of stage III colon cancer who consume 2 or more servings per week.

Drinking Coffee Might Reduce Risk of Developing Prostate Cancer

Drinking Coffee Might Reduce Risk of Developing Prostate Cancer

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Men who drank 3 or more cups of Italian style coffee per day had a lower risk of developing prostate cancer.

Prebiotic Qualities of Dried Plums Identified as a Colon Cancer Preventative

Prebiotic Qualities of Dried Plums Identified as a Colon Cancer Preventative

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Consuming the equivalent of 5 prunes per day may provide a unique combination of biologically active compounds that can reduce the risk of colon cancer.

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