Mary Free Bed Rehabiliation Hospital
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Introduction to How Foods Fight Cancer + Foods and Breast Cancer Survival
Certain diet patterns seem to have a major effect in helping people diagnosed with cancer live longer,
healthier lives. The National Cancer Institute research shows that as much as 33% of cancer risk may be
related to diet. In this class, you will learn about the right food choices that can help reduce the risk of
developing cancer as well as prevent a recurrence.
This class looks at the research behind increased prevention and survival rates for those individuals
diagnosed with breast cancer. Factors discussed include reduced fat intake, increased consumption of
vegetables and fruits for a greater fiber intake, and exercise. In the lecture, Dr. Neal Barnard highlights
various studies like the Women’s Healthy Eating and Living (WHEL) Study, which reported greater protection from breast cancer when women consumed at least five vegetable and fruit servings daily.
Our class together features instructional video, discussion, and a cooking demonstration!
This class is sponsored by the Mary Free Bed Lifestyle Medicine Interest Group and VegFund. Please join us!