Event Title

Cancer Diets and Counseling Patients with Cancer Diagnoses as a Dietitian

College

College of Arts and Sciences

Department

Department of Human Nutrition

Honors Thesis Committee

Wanda Koszewski, Ph.D.; Lauren Sastre, Ph.D.; and Leslie Thompson, M.S.

Location

DiGiorgio Campus Center, Room 220

Start Date

21-4-2017 3:15 PM

Description

Using diets to treat and prevent cancer is becoming more and more common as cancer diagnoses continue to rise. As a result, research needs to be compiled in order to present patients with evidence-based nutrition information about these various diets and any and all outcomes of using these diets. Patients have the right to make informed decisions about all treatment options, not just information on medical interventions such as chemotherapy. This research analyzed thirteen of the most commonly utilized diets to manage cancer: the alkaline diet, the Bircher-Benner diet, the Breuss cure, the Budwig diet, fasting, the Gerson regimen, the Kelley/Gonzalez regimen, the ketogenic diet, the Livingston-Wheeler regimen, the macrobiotic diet, the Moerman diet, the raw food diet, and the vegan diet. Additionally, this research included important information on counseling patients on such diet changes. More research needs to be completed related to the topic of cancer diets, but this paper provides a review of current data and may be useful for any medical professionals working with cancer patients, such as oncologists and dietitians.

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Apr 21st, 3:15 PM

Cancer Diets and Counseling Patients with Cancer Diagnoses as a Dietitian

DiGiorgio Campus Center, Room 220

Using diets to treat and prevent cancer is becoming more and more common as cancer diagnoses continue to rise. As a result, research needs to be compiled in order to present patients with evidence-based nutrition information about these various diets and any and all outcomes of using these diets. Patients have the right to make informed decisions about all treatment options, not just information on medical interventions such as chemotherapy. This research analyzed thirteen of the most commonly utilized diets to manage cancer: the alkaline diet, the Bircher-Benner diet, the Breuss cure, the Budwig diet, fasting, the Gerson regimen, the Kelley/Gonzalez regimen, the ketogenic diet, the Livingston-Wheeler regimen, the macrobiotic diet, the Moerman diet, the raw food diet, and the vegan diet. Additionally, this research included important information on counseling patients on such diet changes. More research needs to be completed related to the topic of cancer diets, but this paper provides a review of current data and may be useful for any medical professionals working with cancer patients, such as oncologists and dietitians.