Tag: breast cancer survivors

6. Smart Selections in the Dairy Aisle

Dairy Pros and Cons
Tufts’ MyPlate for Older Adults includes examples of dairy products such as low-fat milk and yogurt, because these are excellent sources of nutrients you may not be getting enough of as you age. These nutrients include calcium and (in fortified dairy products) vitamin D for healthy bones,

Finding High-Protein Foods from Plant Sources

Finding High-Protein Foods from Plant Sources

Some plant foods contain fiber, vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, and healthy fats, along with a significant amount of protein. Studies suggest that adopting a plant-based diet lowers your risk of chronic disease and extends your life. Many health experts recommend including a few meatless meals that contain high-protein foods from plant

2. Protein-Rich Superfoods

Your body requires protein to build, maintain, and repair muscles, bones, skin, nails, and hair. Protein is also an essential element in various compounds, including enzymes, hormones, antibodies and neurotransmitters, that your body needs to function properly. If you don’t consume enough protein, you may experience loss of muscle mass,

Should You Be Concerned About Flaxseed?

Despite the evidence which points to flax as being a powerful “superfood”, there does remain controversy over whether or not certain people should avoid them completely. Particularly, women who have a history of…

Ease Swelling and Pain of Lymphedema after Breast Cancer Treatment

Some breast cancer survivors suffer from lymphedema, a condition that can result from breast cancer treatment. In the past, the role of exercise in preventing and treating lymphedema was unclear, but a recent study found that a strength-training exercise program helped relieve symptoms of lymphedema and provided additional benefits to

New Report on Diet for Breast Cancer Survivors

A new report outlines four lifestyle strategies that can lead to longer survival for women diagnosed with breast cancer:

A healthy body weight
Being physically active
Eating foods containing fiber and soy
A lower intake of fat, particularly saturated fat

This report further highlights growing evidence that lifestyle, specifically diet and exercise, can play a

Newsbriefs: Breast Cancer; Prostate Cancer; Dementia

Practicing Tai Chi Can Reduce Inflammation in Breast Cancer Survivors
Women who have had breast cancer can protect themselves from inflammation and possible recurrence through the Chinese practice of tai chi, according to a study from the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center. Previous research has found that women who were diagnosed

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