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Breast cancer survivors can now join a new study to learn how certain foods may reduce the risk of cancer recurrence.
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Breast cancer survivors who participate will be randomly assigned to one of two groups. Each group will get different cancer nutrition tools, possibly including several cooking demonstrations by Chef
People interested in participating can call 210-562-6579 to see if they qualify.
"We want to teach survivors the importance of a dietary plan full of foods with disease-fighting properties," said Ramirez, who also is associate director for cancer prevention and health disparities and the Max and Minnie Tomerlin Voelcker Endowed Chair in Cancer Health Care Disparities at the
The dietary choices people make can positively or negatively influence inflammation, the process your body uses to protect itself in response to infection or injury, said
Although inflammation is a vital part of the healing process of wounds and infections, if inflammation becomes chronic, it actually causes illness, like cancer.
Some beneficial anti-inflammatory foods are deep marine fish, dark leafy green vegetables, bright multi-colored vegetables, black and green teas, and many spices and herbs.
"Science has taught us that eating these types of foods can benefit health, and we want to see how a diet of these foods can impact breast cancer survivors," Wargovich said.
To join the study, breast cancer survivors must be ages 18-75 and meet additional criteria.
Participants who complete the study's three assessments -- including surveys, blood work, and other measurements -- at the CTRC will be given H-E-B gift cards.
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