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Nutritious Diet Vital for Cancer Patients

by Kathy Jones on February 19, 2011 at 6:41 PM
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 Nutritious Diet Vital for Cancer Patients

Providing a nutritious diet to cancer patients is vital since a large number of the cancer survivors die due to poor nutrition rather than the disease, a new report to be published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association reveals.

Treatment for cancer lowers the immunity of cancer survivors are they are at a higher risk of developing other chronic and in some cases fatal diseases such as diabetes, bone loss or heart complications.

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Researchers from the UAB School of Health Professions, University of Minnesota and the University of California suggest that the risk could be reduced substantially by providing a nutrition rich diet to the cancer survivors.

One of the most important goals for cancer survivors is to quickly achieve a healthy weight. A diet rich in vegetables, fruits and whole grains should be stressed upon as well as a daily exercise routine of at least half an hour. Red and processed meats as well as alcohol should be given a big no and eating nutrition rich food items is recommended rather than opting for supplements.



Source: Medindia
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