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Diet and Cancer

Written by Mystic on Sunday, October 07, 2007

The American Cancer Society recommends 4 rules of thumb for cancer prevention
Choose most of the foods you eat from plant sources. 5 or more servings
Limit intake of high fat foods, particularly from animal sources.
Be physically active.
Limit alcohol intake.
Fiber- Insoluble fiber is connected to decreased risk of colon cancer.
Beans, vegetables, whole grains and fruit are good sources.
Salt- some evidence links diets containing large amounts of foods preserved by pickling and salting to increased cancers of the stomach, nose and throat.
Nutrition is an important part of treatment.
Eating the right kinds of food before, during and after treatment can help the patient feel better and stay stronger.
Treatments can have an affect on appetite.
People with cancer have unique nutrition needs.
Eating enough food is usually not a problem. Treatment can have an adverse effect on appetite.
Nutrition suggestions often emphasize eating high calorie, high protein foods.

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