Adjuvant diet to improve hormonal and metabolic factors affecting breast cancer prognosis

Franco Berrino, Anna Villarini, Michela De Petris, Milena Raimondi, Patrizia Pasanisi

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Abstract

Western lifestyle, characterized by reduced physical activity and a diet rich in fat, refined carbohydrates, and animal protein is associated with high prevalence of overweight, metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance, and high plasma levels of several growth factors and sex hormones. Most of these factors are associated with breast cancer risk and, in breast cancer patients, with increased risk of recurrences. Recent trials have proven that such a metabolic and endocrine imbalance can be favorably modified through comprehensive dietary modification, shifting from Western to Mediterranean and macrobiotic diet.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAnnals of the New York Academy of Sciences
Pages110-118
Number of pages9
Volume1089
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2006

Publication series

NameAnnals of the New York Academy of Sciences
Volume1089
ISSN (Print)00778923
ISSN (Electronic)17496632

Keywords

  • Breast cancer
  • Diet
  • Hormonal and metabolic factors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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