Nutritional Status and Diet in Cancer Prevention.

Academic Article


  • 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.
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  • cancer prevention, diet, interventions, nutrition, obesity, Diet, Guidelines as Topic, Humans, Neoplasms, Nurse's Role, Nutritional Status, Oncology Nursing
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    Author List

  • Bail J; Meneses K; Demark-Wahnefried W
  • Start Page

  • 206
  • End Page

  • 214
  • Volume

  • 32
  • Issue

  • 3