From Library Journal
British nutritionist Olivier shares personal stories of breast cancer recovery, including her own, and suggests that diet should be considered in connection with cancer much as it is with heart disease. She makes recommendations that are also touted in other nutrition and cancer books and straightforward nutrition books. That is, sufferers should eat more whole grains, more soy, more vegetables, certain phytoestrogens, and less saturated fat and sugar. Previously published in the United Kingdom, the book contains some British English diction, but, for the most part, measurements and other items have been adjusted for an American audience. This is a fine book, with a nice medical glossary and a well-researched bibliography; however, there isn't anything here that readers can't find in other books (e.g., Robert Arnot's The Breast Cancer Prevention Diet or Joseph Keon's The Truth About Breast Cancer: A 7-Step Prevention Plan, both LJ 10/15/98). Purchase for consumer health collections if your library doesn't own anything else on the subject or has a great demand for it. Elizabeth Williams, Fresno City Coll. Lib., CA
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About the Author
Suzannah Olivier is a qualified nutritionist and is herself a breast cancer survivor. She is a lecturer with the Institute for Optimum Nutrition, writes health features for The Times (London), and is a committed campaigner for women with breast cancer. She is also the author of numerous health titles. She lives in Norfolk, England.