This chapter is designed to provide direction for health care providers looking for more education and training on the role nutrition plays in cancer risk reduction, specifically for cancer survivors. Nutrition guidelines from the most comprehensive research review are presented. Questions commonly asked by cancer survivors in a clinical setting are addressed. Because behavior change requires more than knowledge of guidelines, the chapter concludes with behavior change counseling tips and ideas on how to get survivors to apply the guidelines to their own plates. Finally, the chapter ends with a possible direction for nutrition guidelines in the future.
KeywordsCancer Survivor Breast Cancer Survivor American Cancer Society Rosmarinic Acid Carnosic Acid
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