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Semin Oncol Nurs. 2016 Aug;32(3):206-14. doi: 10.1016/j.soncn.2016.05.004. Epub 2016 Jul 29.

Nutritional Status and Diet in Cancer Prevention.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

To discuss the relationship between weight management and diet and cancer prevention, current nutritional guidelines, and evidence-based strategies to reduce cancer risk.

DATA SOURCES:

Current nutritional guidelines, journal articles published between 2012 and 2015, and internet resources.

CONCLUSION:

Evidence indicates that attaining and/or maintaining a healthy weight and adopting a diet that is primarily plant-based, low in red and processed meats, simple sugars, and refined carbohydrates, limits alcohol, and relies on food for nutrients can aid in preventing cancer.

IMPLICATIONS FOR NURSING PRACTICE:

Nurses can take the lead to educate patients and families about weight management and diet and to promote adherence to nutritional guidelines.

KEYWORDS:

cancer prevention; diet; interventions; nutrition; obesity

PMID:
27539277
DOI:
10.1016/j.soncn.2016.05.004
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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