Kintalk specialist speaks with UCSF registered dietitian, Greta Macaire about diet and exercise’s impact on a person’s risk for cancer.
"We work with many families who have Lynch syndrome, an inherited colon and uterine cancer predisposition, and Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome due to mutations in their BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes. Are there an diet and physical activity factors that affect the risk for: Breast, Colon, Ovarian and Uterine Cancer? Are there any foods and physical activities that you would recommend a person should avoid as they would increase a person’s risk for cancer? Unfortunately, many of our patients are currently undergoing treatment for cancer. Are there any special foods or physical activities that you recommend while they are going through their cancer treatment? One of our Kintalk members asked, So many of us have heard a glass of red wine is good for our heart health but that too much wine or alcohol can increase a person’s chance for getting cancer. Can you please clarify how much alcohol is considered beneficial vs harmful? Do you have any recommendations for how a personal can help maintain these healthy eating habits and physical activity?"