During our recent webinar, there were nuanced questions on whole grains and fibers, and we were unable to get to them all. I will try to address some of the important questions that came up and I think deserve a fuller response. Why do nutritional messages about lowering cancer risk talk separately about fibers and whole grains? Doesn’t taking care of one automatically take care of the other? Which is more important to lower cancer risk – fiber or whole grains? Whole grains are an important source of dietary fiber, and both are linked to a lower risk of colorectal cancer. So there is an overlap between the two. In other words, each offers distinctive benefits, and it is important to consider how you include each in your everyday eating habits.
The ketogenic diet is a hot topic these days, with news stories and multiple health claims spurring interest in this extremely high-fat and low-carb diet plan. One major area of activity centers around how the ketogenic diet may help individuals diagnosed with cancer.
Read more… “Ketogenic Diet and Cancer Treatment, What Patients Should Know”
Pancreatic cancer is a relatively rare cancer compared to breast, colorectal, prostate and lung cancer, but it is highly aggressive and expected to claim the lives of more than 44,000 Americans in 2018. The lack of reliable screening tests, the indeterminant symptoms and the relative rarity of pancreatic cancer mean that it is often not diagnosed until the disease is at an advanced stage. But even when diagnosed early, it has a poor prognosis – only about 8 percent of people who develop pancreatic cancer survive longer than five years. Findings from a recent study published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggest that diet may play a key role in preventing pancreatic cancer.
Read more… “Folate and Vitamin B6 Intake May Reduce Pancreatic Cancer Risk”