anticancer diet

anticancer diet

[-kan′sər]
a diet, based on recommendations of the American Cancer Society, National Cancer Institute, and National Academy of Sciences, to reduce cancer risk factors associated with eating habits.

anticancer diet

Clinical nutrition A popular term for a series of dietary guidelines promulgated by the American Cancer Society, NCI, and American Institute for Cancer Research, which are intended to ↓ a person's risk of cancer. See Folk cures for cancer, Unproven methods for cancer management.
Anti-cancer diet–guidelines to ↓ cancer risk
  • ↓ Fat consumption, especially saturated fats
  • ↓ Consumption of smoked, salt-cured, and nitrate-cured foods, eg bacon, ham, cheese, corned beef, luncheon meats
  • ↓ Alcohol
  • ↑ High fiber foods, including whole grains, legumes, fruits, vegetables
  • ↑Foods rich in vitamins A and C, carotenoids, eg leafy green vegetables, citrus fruits, and red, orange, and yellow fruits & vegetables
  • ↑Cruciferous vegetables, eg broccoli and cabbage
Other recommendations
  • Avoid tobacco
  • Avoid refined sugar and salty foods
  • Lose weight
  • Exercise regularly and vigorously
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This study concludes that though base line knowledge about anti-cancer diet was there but further anticancer diet awareness surveys and programs are needed.
A anticancer diet is absolutely necessary since cancer patients need extra vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and other phytochemicals that have anticancer properties and stimulate liver, intestine, and kidney function.
No longer the extreme 1960's Zen diet, the modern macrobiotic diet is more nutritionally responsible--about half whole grains plus vegetables, legumes, fruit, nuts, seeds and fish--a high-fiber, low-fat, heart-healthy, anticancer diet.
The research also included an investigation into medical foods applications, such as the formation of a low-polyamine, anticancer diet to provide a better quality of life for patients with cancer.
By Friday, we had consulted with a kind and caring naturopathic physician who immediately put Val on his special anticancer diet and gave his spiel on alternative treatments for cancer, including spiritual and emotional work to cleanse the mind and heart.
Based on epidemiological data and animal studies, anticancer diets (SN: 10/1/83, p.