Breast Cancer nutritional intervention prevents re-occurrence of cancer.

breast1A study published by the Federal University of Santa Catarina has specified that breast benefit substantially from .

The participants consisted of eighteen patients and 75 control patients and over a 12 month period nutritional education and intervention took place which included education about proper , tracking food consumption on a calender, attending meetings and receiving a monthly bulletin.

The overall goal of education was to reduce the patients’ consumption of red and processed meat and increase fruit and . Previous studies have correlated red and processed meats with cancer and the antioxidant impact of has been shown to help reduce the aggravating effects of treatment.

The study findings revealed that patients in the intervention group had significant reduction in the consumption of red and processed meat. There was a 50% reduction in the consumption of red and processed meat and patients had two times the amount of weight gain than the breast cancer patients.

“Although the sample size was small and data were collected at different times, this study provides evidence that women undergoing breast might benefit from immediate, individualized and detailed monitoring,” said lead author Cecilia C. Schiavon, MsC, concluded.


Cecilia C. Schiavon, Francilene G.K. Vieira, Vanessa Ceccatto, Sheyla de Liz, Alyne L. Cardoso, Cristiane Sabel, David A. Gonzalez-Chica, Edson L. da Silva, Daisy Galvan, Carlos G. Crippa, Patricia F. Di Pietro. Education Intervention for Women With Breast Cancer: Effect on Nutritional Factors and Oxidative Stress. Journal of Education and Behavior, 2015; 47 (1): 2 DOI: 10.1016/j.jneb.2014.09.005

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