Navigation Links
Pre-Diagnosis Diet Linked to Ovarian Cancer Survival
Date:3/4/2010

Food choices in years prior to illness may extend or shorten life, study finds

THURSDAY, March 4 (HealthDay News) -- Healthy eating habits lead to longer survival for ovarian cancer patients, U.S. researchers say.

In a study of 351 women with incident epithelial ovarian cancer, the researchers found that higher total fruit and vegetable consumption, higher vegetable consumption alone, and healthy grain consumption were associated with longer survival. High consumption of "less-healthy" meats was associated with shorter survival.

The findings "suggest that food patterns three to five years prior to a diagnosis of epithelial ovarian cancer have the potential to influence survival time," Therese A. Dolecek, research associate professor of epidemiology at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and colleagues wrote in their report published in the March issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association.

"The pre-diagnosis food patterns observed to afford a survival advantage after an epithelial ovarian cancer diagnosis reflect characteristics commonly found in plant-based or low-fat diets. These diets generally contain high levels of constituents that would be expected to protect against cancer and minimize ingestion of known carcinogens found in foods," the researchers wrote.

"The authors provide new evidence that dietary factors, particularly total fruit and vegetable, red and processed meat, and milk intakes may influence ovarian cancer survival," Cynthia A. Thomson, an associate professor of nutritional sciences at the University of Arizona, Tucson, and Dr. David S. Alberts, director of the Arizona Cancer Center in Tucson, wrote in an accompanying editorial. "These findings corroborate earlier work . . . and are among only a select few studies of dietary associations with ovarian cancer recurrence and/or prognosis despite a significant and growing body of literature suggesting diet may influence ovarian cancer risk."

According to background information in a news release about the study from the journal's publisher, 21,550 new diagnoses of ovarian cancer and 14,600 deaths from the disease were estimated to occur in the United States in 2009. Ovarian cancer is often diagnosed in the late stages and the five-year survival rate is about 45 percent.

More information

The American Cancer Society has more about ovarian cancer.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: Journal of the American Dietetic Association, news release, March 1, 2010


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Pot bellies linked to early signs of cardiovascular disease
2. Diet high in meat, fat and refined grains linked to risk for colon cancer recurrence, death
3. Immune deficiency linked to a type of eye cancer
4. Drop in breast cancer incidence linked to hormone use, not mammograms
5. Clinical depression linked to abnormal emotional brain circuits
6. Air pollution linked to cardiovascular risk indices in healthy young adults
7. High pollution linked to poor lung function growth in children in Mexico City
8. Early Weight Loss in Women Linked to Dementia
9. Vitamin Es lack of heart benefit linked to dosage
10. Sugary Sodas High in Diabetes-Linked Compound
11. RA Drugs Linked to Slight Skin Cancer Risk
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/8/2016)... MA (PRWEB) , ... December 08, 2016 , ... ... Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) officially opened registration today for its 33rd ... Hotel in Boston, MA . , The theme of the conference is “Persistent ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... 08, 2016 , ... CURE Media Group, the nation’s leading digital and print ... Upstage Lung Cancer in efforts to combat lung cancer, announced CURE Media Group President ... “CURE Media Group is honored to team up with Upstage Lung Cancer in order ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... December 08, 2016 , ... ... development continuity to its innovative Unified Instance Manager architecture, meeting the needs ... this new version optimizes the unattended auto-dialing system without agents, Presence Robodialer, ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... City, Ga (PRWEB) , ... December 08, 2016 ... ... moving as soon after surgery as possible. With this in mind, SIGVARIS has ... thrombosis (DVT or blood clot) during bed rest and provide the benefits of ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... , ... December 08, 2016 , ... ... planning services from offices headquartered in Jefferson County, is announcing the launch of ... in Birmingham. , The number of homeless women and children in Birmingham has ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/8/2016)... Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: DPLO) has been recognized by the Detroit ... Standard. To learn more about Diplomat,s career opportunities, visit ... ... ... LLC, a research firm specializing in organizational health and workplace improvement. ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... 8, 2016  Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: ... phase 3 EXPEDITION3 trial at the 9 th ... disclosed, solanezumab did not meet the primary endpoint in ... in people with mild dementia due to Alzheimer,s disease ... solanezumab for the treatment of mild dementia due to ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... Dec 8, 2016 Research and Markets has ... and Trends - Adhesion Type, Application, Usability - Forecast to 2025" ... , ... Electrodes Market is poised to grow at a CAGR of around ... the market is witnessing include advancements in extracellular microelectrode arrays and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: