November 2008 Issue

Special Conference Report : Diet Changes That Can Cut Cancer Risk

According to the American Cancer Society, good nutrition could prevent more than one-third of all cancers. If you add lifestyle changes, like physical activity and stress management, that number doubles. And for the 15 million Americans already diagnosed with the disease, diet can still help, first by slowing disease progression and, second, by reducing the risk of recurrence. This past summer, a Cancer and Nutrition Symposium sponsored by The Cancer Project, an affiliate of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, presented a roundup of the research aimed at breast and prostate cancers, the two most common cancers influenced by diet and lifestyle factors. EN was there to bring you this special report.

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