Foods that Fight Cancer

Friday, April 8     8:30 - 11:30 AM

Course Description:  van arsdall cardResearch suggests that nearly 50% of all cancers are preventable and related to our lifestyles with 30% of cancers attributed to dietary factors. But food can work in our favor, to reduce our risk of cancer IF we eat the right foods, prepared in the right way. In this session, several different food families and their anti-cancer phytochemicals will be discussed. We will also discuss the most common mechanisms by which these foods fight cancer.  Findings from cancer research focusing on chemoprevention of particular foods will be discussed.  Tips from research about how to prepare these foods to preserve maximum potency of the important cancer fighting phytochemicals in the foods will be shared.  Current dietary recommendations for cancer prevention from the World Health Organization and the American Institute of Cancer Research will be discussed. Resources will be shared to help participants continue learning even after this session.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the mechanism by which certain foods fight cancer.
  2. Define polyphenols and phytochemicals.
  3. List the phytochemicals and foods that research has found to be protective against cancer.
  4. Describe evidenced based preparation tips that will help preserve cancer fighting phytochemicals in foods.

Course Information

Date: Friday, April 7

Time: 8:30-11:30am

Cost: Dentists $73  All Others $32

Most Appropriate for: ALL Attendees

Credit Hours: 3 Clinical Hours

Academy of General Dentistry Code: 150

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