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Nutritional Interventions in Cancer 

Nutritional Interventions in Cancer
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Nutritional Interventions in Cancer
Author(s):

Keith I. Block

and Charlotte Gyllenhaal

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199329724.003.0006
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date: 16 October 2019

Chapter 6 discusses nutritional interventions in cancer, including how patients should avoid weight gain after cancer diagnosis and that nutritional counseling should be offered to all cancer patients, the increasing risks of cardiovascular disease in cancer treatment, that a plant-based dietary pattern rich in vegetables, fruits, and whole grains, avoiding red and processed meats is most suitable for cancer patients, that vegetables and fruits with high nutritional contents and anticancer activities should be prioritized for consumption, that plant proteins, egg whites or omega-3 enriched whole eggs, and fish are the safest protein sources for cancer patients, and that oxidation, inflammation, and glycemia should be controlled; it also advises that research on the efficacy of low-carbohydrate and ketogenic diets is still in the early stages.

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