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Cancer and nutrition
By eating a healthy, balanced diet emphasizing fruits, vegetables, whole grains and pulses, and maintaining a healthy weight, as many as one-third of all cancer deaths could be prevented.
Cancer is a group of diseases characterized by the uncontrolled growth and spread of abnormal cells. Of the many different types of cancer, most form tumours in a specific part of the body, most commonly the skin, breast, lung, large intestine, or prostate gland.
The second leading cause of death, cancer is a major concern in the 21st century. By eating a healthy, balanced diet emphasizing fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and pulses, and maintaining a healthy weight, as many as one-third of all cancer deaths could be prevented.
The risk of developing any type of cancer generally increases with age. Older people are more likely to develop the disease, largely because their cells have had more time to accumulate genetic damage, but also because their immune system is not as efficient at finding and destroying abnormal...
If you are suffering from cancer, there are likely to be times when you feel very weak, your energy levels are down, and you cannot face eating. This may be due to the cancer itself or the treatment you are receiving (see Diets and cancer).
Although you may not feel much like eating due to the side effects of your treatment, you can adapt your eating to ensure you still get important nutrients.
Some people feel the need to go on a radical diet when diagnosed with cancer. But the body needs nutrients, so a diet can be counter-productive.
According to a recent study, food deprivation could extend the life expectancy of mice with cancer. These are very exciting results which scientists hope will be applicable for humans as well. So why exactly does fasting reduce the aggression of cancers in mice? And what do doctors think about...
If you are undergoing chemotherapy or radiation therapy, nutrition can play an essential role in helping you feel better, giving you energy and increasing your sense of well-being. Because some drugs used in chemotherapy can deplete vitamin and mineral levels in the body, your doctor may...
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