Diet & Nutrition

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.

High-Quality Diet Associated With Lower Mortality in Cancer Survivors

High-Quality Diet Associated With Lower Mortality in Cancer Survivors

Compared with a poor-quality diet (lowest-quartile HEI score), a high-quality diet correlated with a reduced risk of overall and cancer-specific mortality.

Fitness Wearables Are Finding a Place in Oncology Care

Fitness Wearables Are Finding a Place in Oncology Care

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Wearable activity monitors offer oncology care teams an unbiased glimpse into patients' health behaviors and improved reports on performance status.

Serum Albumin May Indicate Prognosis for Survival in Acute Myeloblastic Leukemia

Serum Albumin May Indicate Prognosis for Survival in Acute Myeloblastic Leukemia

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A single-center retrospective study assessed the effectiveness of serum albumin levels and BMI as prognostic measures in patients with AML.

Higher Vitamin D Levels Associated With Lower Breast Cancer Risk

Higher Vitamin D Levels Associated With Lower Breast Cancer Risk

Pooled analysis finds levels 60 ng/mL are most protective among women aged 55 years and older

Seeking Reliable Information on Herbal Products

Seeking Reliable Information on Herbal Products

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What are some helpful Internet resources for reliable information about herbal products?

Dinner Hour and Sleep Habits Affect Risk of Breast, Prostate Cancers

Dinner Hour and Sleep Habits Affect Risk of Breast, Prostate Cancers

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A population-based, case-control study identified a link between timing of meals and interval between last meal and sleep with risk of cancer, particularly of the breast and prostate.

Study Finds Association Between Folate Intake and Risk of Cutaneous Melanoma

Study Finds Association Between Folate Intake and Risk of Cutaneous Melanoma

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Researchers assessed the effect intake levels of folate and other nutrients involved in one-carbon metabolism have on risk of melanoma.

Link Found Between Skin Cancer Risk and High Polyunsaturated Fat Intake

Link Found Between Skin Cancer Risk and High Polyunsaturated Fat Intake

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Using data from the NHS and the HPFS, researchers investigated the association between polyunsaturated fat, cholesterol, and monounsaturated fat intake and risks for SCC, melanoma, and BCC.

Malnutrition, Decreased QOL Possible After Radiation Therapy for Head and Neck Cancer

Malnutrition, Decreased QOL Possible After Radiation Therapy for Head and Neck Cancer

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In a retrospective study, researchers used established tools to measure the nutritional status of patients with head and neck cancer before, immediately after, and at 2 follow-up points after radiotherapy.

Counseling Intervention That Improved CHD is Applied to Cancer Risk in Men

Counseling Intervention That Improved CHD is Applied to Cancer Risk in Men

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Researchers merged data from the Oslo diet and antismoking study with data from the Cancer Registry of Norway and the Norwegian Cause of Death Registry to determine if lifestyle changes that improved CHD rates in men would be as effective against cancer.

Low-fat Diet May Improve Overall Survival in Newly Diagnosed Breast Cancer

Low-fat Diet May Improve Overall Survival in Newly Diagnosed Breast Cancer

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In a follow-up to the Women's Health Initiative study, researchers determined the effect of a low-fat diet on overall survival after a breast cancer diagnosis.

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.

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