RIGHT SORTS OF FAT IN THE DIET: HOW FAR, HOW FAST
We are all different. There is no one approach that is right for everybody, with nutrition as with anything else. We know from studies that the right sorts of fat in the diet, less overall fat, more vegetarian sources of protein, more fruit and veg, more oily fish, less alcohol, more soya, will decrease the risk of developing breast cancer. And yet, for some, the reforms required to lead a nutritionally exemplary life would be so tiresome, or even stressful, that they are not feasible - at the moment.
This article outlines the information needed to make personal choices for a way forward and sets out the most widely accepted nutritional and lifestyle factors in managing breast cancer. You may not want to follow all the advice, and even if you want to do as much as you can, you don't have to do it all in one go. Establishing new habits takes time, and these should be viewed as habits for life - not just for the weekend.
You may be reading this article while only half-way through treatment and may not have time, as suggested, to 'prepare' for surgery or chemotherapy, or you may feel that the mental stamina needed to change your diet is more than you have strength for at this time. I set before you the information; it is up to you to decide how far you want to take it.
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Right sorts of fat in the diet: how far, how fast
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