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Nixon, detection and treatment vice-president for the American Cancer Society, here makes it clear that no miracle food or diet yet exists to prevent cancer, much less guarantee that it will not recur after treatment. Moreover, certain cancers-e.g., the lymphomas and leukemias-seem to bear little relation to dietary habits. Nonetheless, he tells us, dietary strategies and steps can be taken to minimize risk and maximize the benefits of preventing certain new or recurring cancers-breast, prostate and colon, for example. He provides a thoughtful, well-researched look at the controversial issues regarding diet and cancer, wading through much of the hype that pervades the world of megavitamin and supplement gurus. Alas, according to the author, there is no evidence suggesting that dietary manipulation significantly benefits patients with advanced, metastatic cancer. Still, certain dietary strategies-many of them stressing low-fat foods, fruits, vegetables and fiber-can be beneficial for overall good health. To that end, the book furnishes more than 100 recipes from American Culinary Federation certified master chef Mark Erickson. These may seem complicated but are, in fact, easy to prepare, and include nutritional information. Readers will appreciate the sense of empowerment provided by Nixon, as well as an extensive list of resources. Author tour.
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Nixon, vice president for detection and treatment at the American Cancer Society, offers a nutritional guidebook for recovering cancer patients. He recommends reducing dietary fat and increasing dietary fiber, using the new (1992) food pyramid to obtain balanced nutrients from a variety of foods, eating foods containing chemopreventive agents that are (or may be) effective against specific cancers, and performing gentle exercises. Some chapters are quite technical, but since more than 70 percent of cancers may be related to what we eat, reading the more challenging material is worth the effort. Reporting on past and current cancer nutrition research, Nixon gives the best nutritional advice for specific cancers, plus a new eating plan that can be phased in gradually over three months. One chapter is addressed to physicians, who get little nutrition training, and a third of the book is devoted to recipes and menus provided by Mark Erickson, a certified master chef. Most are simple and easy to fix, though recipes for holidays and celebrations are more difficult. Highly recommended for all collections.
Loraine F. Sweetland, Rebok Memorial Lib., Silver Spring, Md.
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 468 pages
  • Publisher: Harmony (April 16, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0812925904
  • ISBN-13: 978-0812925906
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1.2 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,270,830 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By A Customer on November 21, 2000
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This book was a huge disappointment to someone trying to take care of a cancer patient. It is, in essence, a re-hash of the familiar food pyramid guidelines that advise low-fat, low-protein and high-carbohydrate diets, organized around specific cancers. The scientific basis, if there is one, relates to epidemiologic studies of cancer risk. It might be helpful to someone who is trying to reduce their risk of various cancers by altering their dietary habits, but I doubt if this book has much more to offer than most of what has been published on that topic over the past several years. It has no scientific grounding for those who already have cancer, and may in fact suggest dietary patterns that would undermine the nutritional needs of those who are already in treatment, when fats and proteins may be friends. For someone undergoing cancer treatment, or in recovery from that ordeal, it has very little to offer that the hand-outs in your doctor's office don't already tell you.
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By A Customer on April 9, 1998
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Most of the books written on this subject are not reliable sources of reasonable advice and guidance. This book stands out as the best on the subject... and the recipes are great!
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This is an excellent book. It allows cancer patients and their caregivers to understand why certain foods and eating styles may help or hurt. It also provides sample recipes to start the patient along in modifying his/her diet.
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