Breast cancer prevention, tips for proper nutrition

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Unfortunately, breast cancer is one of the most frequent malignancies in the female population. Breast cancer is estimated to have involved in our country in 2022 52.800 women with an incidence of 29% among female neoplasms. These are alarming data, on which it is important to draw everyone's attention, especially on the occasion of Mother's Day, which will be celebrated on 9 May 2022.

For the occasion, the Foundation Valter Longo Onlus - the first in Del Paese dedicated to guaranteeing a long and healthy life for everyone, especially disadvantaged and poor people - launched the "Don't stop dancing" campaign for the prevention of breast cancer, offering some advice for proper nutrition and a healthy lifestyle.

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Breast cancer prevention, tips for a correct and healthy diet

Here are some valuable recommendations of the Valter Longo Onlus Foundation to prevent breast cancer, even at the table:

  1. Follow a pescetarian and 100% vegetable diet. Reduce your protein intake to a frequency of 1 or 2 times a week, in an amount of 0,7 grams per kilo of body weight, favoring fish, preferably small oily fish, anchovies, mackerel, to avoid the risk that high percentages of mercury may be present. Get all other nutrients from plant sources, avoiding cheese, meat, milk and chicken. 
  2. Away the sugars, minimize pasta and bread. Cut back on sugars and eat starchy foods like pasta and bread only occasionally and in low quantities. This is essential to keep blood sugar levels under control at all times.
  3. 'Low calorie vegetable diet' every three months. It reduces the incidence of tumors by almost 50%. That is why it is so important to undergo this type of diet for five days every three months if weight and abdominal circumference are ideal, once a month if they are not, always after a discussion with a doctor or nutritionist biologist. The studies conducted by Professor Valter Longo - Director of the Oncology and Longevity Program of the IFOM (Firc Institute of Molecular Oncology) of our city and Director of the Longevity Institute of the USC (University of Southern California) Davis School of Gerontology in Los Angeles - tested the effectiveness of the 'Fasting Mimicking Program', i.e. one 100% vegetable low-calorie diet, showing that in experimental animal models it is as powerful as chemotherapy, but at the same time it protects healthy tissues and organs.
  4. Avoid alcohol as much as possible
  5. Fill up on good fats (from olive oil, to nuts, to coconut oil), reducing saturated fats.
  6. Talk to your oncologist about the possibility of taking 6 grams of every day for a few weeks Vitamin C orally.

Romina Cervigni, Scientific Director of the Valter Longo Onlus Foundation, stated «Una correct food strategy has the potential to reduce i risk factors and even cancer relapses. Furthermore, the alternation between the Longevity Diet and scheduled fasting significantly attenuates the side effects of chemotherapy, such as nausea and chronic fatigue, making the diet a decisive weapon not only to prevent, but also to defeat breast cancer ".

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Breast Cancer Prevention, free interviews scheduled for May 19th

On the occasion of Mother's Day, Sunday 9 May, the Valter Longo Onlus Foundation supports the prevention of breast cancer by offering, on 19st May from 10.00 to 13.00 and from 14.00 to 17.00, free nutritional interviews via Skype, WhatsApp or telephone. 

To book, call or send a WhatsApp message to 366 874 9950 or write an email to: starting from Wednesday 12 May.

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