Nutrition Evidence Alert – May 2023 – Nutrition, Lifestyle & Cancer

Nutrition, Lifestyle and Cancer

From our Expert Reviewers

Lipid Intake and Breast Cancer Risk: Is There a Link? A New Focus and Meta-Analysis in European Journal of Breast Health. 2022. With Expert Review from Kirsty Baxter


Association between Allium vegetables and the risk of non-digestive tract cancer: A systematic review and meta-analysis of cohort and case-control studies in Cancer Treatment and Research Communications. 2022. With Expert Review from Clare Grundel

Association of Retinol and Carotenoids Content in Diet and Serum With Risk for Colorectal Cancer: A Meta-Analysisin Frontiers in Nutrition. 2022. With Expert Review from Gail Brady

Consumption of flavonoids and risk of hormone-related cancers: a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies in Nutrition Journal. 2022. With Expert Review from Miranda Harris

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NED Talks – We are Recruiting! Listen to Expert Reviewer, Kirsty Baxter, as she talks about her experience on the panel

If you think you’ve got what it takes to join the panel, please get in touch with Clare Grundel, NED Managing Editor at [email protected]


Our choice of podcasts and blogs

Precision Medicine Forum Podcast in conversation with Dr Nina Fuller-Shavel

Patient-centred Integrated Oncology

Dhru Purohit Podcast in conversation with Dr William Li

What to Eat to Beat Cancer and Super-Charge Your Immune System

BMJ Opinion

Diet, Nutrition, and Cancer Risk: What do we Know and What is the Way Forward?

Your Reference Library – Cancer & Nutrition

For practitioners, researchers, policy makers and students with particular interest in this area, here’s our long list

Impact of 18-Month Soy Protein Supplementation on Steroid Hormones and Serum Biomarkers of Angiogenesis, Apoptosis, and the Growth Hormone/IGF-1 Axis: Results of a Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Trial in Males Following Prostatectomy in Nutrition and Cancer. 2022

Egg and Dietary Cholesterol Intake and Risk of All-Cause, Cardiovascular, and Cancer Mortality: A Systematic Review and Dose-Response Meta-Analysis of Prospective Cohort Studies in Frontiers in Nutrition. 2022

A Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Randomized Phase IIa Study: Evaluating the Effect of Curcumin for Treatment of Cancer Anorexia-Cachexia Syndrome in Solid Cancer Patients in Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention : APJCP. 2022

Improving health-related quality of life in women with breast, blood, and gynaecological Cancer with an eHealth-enabled 12-week lifestyle intervention: the women’s wellness after Cancer program randomised controlled trial in BMC Cancer. 2022

The effects of home-based exercise therapy for breast cancer-related fatigue induced by radical radiotherapy in Breast Cancer (Tokyo, Japan). 2023

Mediterranean Style Dietary Pattern with High Intensity Interval Training in Men with Prostate Cancer Treated with Androgen Deprivation Therapy: A Pilot Randomised Control Trial in International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2022

Green tea (Camellia sinensis) for the prevention of cancer in The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2020

Plasma anthocyanins and their metabolites reduce in vitro migration of pancreatic cancer cells, PANC-1, in a FAK- and NF-kB dependent manner: Results from the ATTACH-study a randomized, controlled, crossover trial in healthy subjects in Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy. 2023

Polyphenols as potential metabolism mechanisms regulators in liver protection and liver cancer prevention in Cell Proliferation. 2023

The Effect of Omega-3 Enriched Oral Nutrition Supplement on Nutritional Indices and Quality of Life in Gastrointestinal Cancer Patients: A Randomized Clinical Trial in Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention : APJCP. 2022

Association between SARS-CoV-2 infection and disease severity among prostate cancer patients on androgen deprivation therapy: a systematic review and meta-analysis in World Journal of Urology. 2022

Coffee Consumption and Cancer Risk: An Assessment of the Health Implications Based on Recent Knowledge in Medical Principles and Practice: International Journal of the Kuwait University, Health Science Centre. 2021

Resistance Exercise Training Increases Muscle Mass and Strength in Prostate Cancer Patients on Androgen Deprivation Therapy in Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 2023

Effects of a multicomponent resistance-based exercise program with protein, vitamin D and calcium supplementation on cognition in men with prostate cancer treated with ADT: secondary analysis of a 12-month randomised controlled trial in BMJ Open. 2022

Therapeutic Properties of Flavonoids in Treatment of Cancer through Autophagic Modulation: A Systematic Review in Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine. 2023

Attitudes and adherence to changes in nutrition and physical activity following surgery for prostate cancer: a qualitative study in BMJ Open. 2022

The Nutrition Evidence Management Team


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The BANT ‘Food for your Health’ toolbox of resources highlights the role of nutrition as prevention for poor health and diet-induced illness.

The toolbox is designed to encourage people to look at their diet with new eyes and to adopt a food-first approach as prevention for chronic disease.

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These resources provide a great introduction to nutrition and lifestyle considerations however, for more personalised recommendations, find a Registered Nutritional Therapy Practitioner here.




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