Dietitians are qualified and regulated nutrition experts who use the most up-to-date scientific research which they translate into practical guidance to enable people to make appropriate food and lifestyle changes. When it comes to cancer advice, they debunk myths surrounding cancer and diet, help manage common treatment side effects, as well as optimise nutritional status to support the immune system through treatment and beyond.
Considering the evidence-base, the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) has an ongoing programme that analyses global scientific research on how diet, nutrition and physical activity can affect cancer risk and survival. The research entered into this “Continuous Update Project” database is systematically reviewed, evaluated, and interpreted by an independent panel of world-renowned experts meaning that the WCRF recommendations are trustworthy. When considering breast cancer specifically, note that the evidence base consists of more than 12 million women and over 260,000 cases of breast cancer.
The following infographic summarises the WCRF cancer prevention recommendations: