Nutrition and Breast Cancer — Studies Show a Nutrient-Dense Diet Plus Daily Exercise Can Lower Risk of Recurrence
CDR Learning Codes: 4000, 4040, 4180, 5000, 5150; Level 2
This continuing education course reviews the epidemiology of breast cancer, the common types and comorbid conditions that impact survivorship, and how nutrition can play a role in preventing cancer recurrence.
Course content appears as the CPE monthly in the August 2012 issue of Today’s Dietitian. It was written by Suzanne Dixon, MPH, MS, RD, an author, speaker, and internationally recognized expert in chronic disease prevention, epidemiology, and cancer nutrition. She received her training in epidemiology and nutrition at the University of Michigan, School of Public Health at Ann Arbor.
After completing this continuing education course, nutrition professionals should be able to:
- Evaluate relevant facts and trends in the epidemiology of breast cancer and its risk factors.
- Distinguish the difference between estrogen receptor-positive (ER+) and estrogen receptor-negative (ER-) breast cancer.
- Assess the research supporting dietary interventions to reduce the recurrence risk of ER+ and ER- breast cancer.
- Formulate appropriate dietary recommendations for breast cancer survivors based on knowledge of current research.
- 2.00 CDR