While ovarian cancer is not as common in women as breast cancer, it is the deadliest of all the cancers of the female reproductive system. Doing whatever you can to lower your risk of ovarian cancer and improve your chances of survival, then, is an important part of optimal health. New research has found that an important part of risk reduction is a good diet. Considering the fact that a good diet is important for a great number of reasons, here’s another motivation to eat right.
Finding a diet that works for you, one rich in important nutrients, like omega-3 fatty acids, and geared towards improving Insulin Efficiency is a crucial part of getting healthy, staying fit and keeping your disease risk at a minimum. Being overweight can increase your risk of all cancers, and it’s even worse for the obese.
It’s a fact that staying active, eating right and getting enough quality sleep are crucial.
Case in point, a study recently published in the JNCI: Journal of the National Cancer Institute, looked at 693 cases of ovarian cancer occurring between 1993 and 1998. Participants were all part of the Women’s Health Initiative and had filled out questionnaires on their eating habits, etc., at least a full year before a cancer diagnosis.
The study concludes by saying, “…self-reported dietary quality at least 12 months prior to diagnosis was associated with a statistically significant 27% lower risk of death after ovarian cancer.”
In other words, a healthy diet improves your chances. A healthy diet, as measured by researchers, consists a variety of aspects, such as a lot of fruits and vegetables, plenty of whole grains, a healthy amount of fiber, and a lowered intake of fats, sugar and alcohol.
As quoted by Reuters, Cynthia A. Thomson of Health Promotion Sciences at the Canyon Ranch Center for Prevention and Health Promotion at the University of Arizona in Tucson and the study’s lead researcher, part of what makes a good diet beforehand so important to cancer survival is “our capacity to sustain healthy eating after diagnosis, which in turn could support better health in a broader sense.”
Reuters also reports this statement from Thompson:
“One in two U.S. adults will be diagnosed with some form of cancer in their lifetime and eating healthy is important in regards to how we come through this experience.”
Making the necessary changes to your diet and maintaining them is not as difficult as you might think, especially with a practical, customized plan. The Olumia Life complete health system is an ideal means to take advantage of the benefits of a properly balanced diet in terms of long-term health and disease prevention.
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