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March 7 is “Healthy Eating Day”. The German Cancer Aid takes advantage of this day to highlight the information it offers on this subject: The prevention guide “Bon appétit! is aimed at people who wish to actively reduce their risk of cancer through a balanced and varied diet. Nutrition is also an important issue for cancer patients: therapy can lead to weight loss, loss of appetite, nausea and diarrhea, among others. “Nutrition in Cancer” from the well-known series “The Blue Guides” of the German Cancer Aid offers many tips for the particular situation of those affected.

“About 40% of new cancer cases in Germany could be prevented by a healthy lifestyle, almost 8% only by a varied and balanced diet,” says Gerd Nettekoven, CEO of German Cancer Aid. Foods high in fiber have been scientifically proven, for example, to reduce the risk of colon cancer. Dietary fiber is found in vegetables, whole grains and legumes. “Anyone who eats a healthy diet also helps maintain a normal body weight. This is also a decisive factor, because severe obesity increases the risk of developing a total of 13 types of cancer,” says Nettekoven.

Guide “Bon appetit!”

The guide “Bon appetit!” provides lots of information about the different food groups such as vegetables and fruits, milk and milk products as well as meat and meat products. The recommendations in the guide are based on the 10 Rules of the German Nutrition Society and the European Code Against Cancer. It also explains “how” and “how much” should be eaten and what should be considered when preparing food. Many tips help to implement the recommendations for a healthy daily diet.

cancer diet guide

For cancer patients, the consequences or side effects of treatment raise very specific questions: what can I do to regain weight? What to do if you lose your appetite? What can I eat after major surgery on the stomach or intestines? And how can diet help prevent cancer recurrence?

“There is no special diet that can help all patients or even cure cancer,” Nettekoven points out. “Through nutrition, however, those affected can do something to improve their condition.” The blue guide “Nutrition in Cancer” contains many nutritional tips for complaints caused by cancer or cancer treatment. These include taste disturbances, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, weight loss, and diarrhea. Specific information is also provided for patients whose cancer has spread to organs of the digestive system and who have had part or all of their stomach, pancreas or intestines removed.

Directly to the prevention guide “Bon appétit!” come here.

You can directly access the “Nutrition in cancer” guide here.

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Original content by: Deutsche Krebshilfe, transmitted by news aktuell


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