Diet and Reducing Risk of Cancer | RDN Nancy Link on Laguna Woods TV
Breastlink dietician Nancy Link talks to This Day Laguna Woods about the important of a healthy diet in reducing your risk of breast cancer and other chronic diseases, such as diabetes and breast cancer.
Many Americans are at risk from numerous conditions caused by a poor diet. One third of American adults and one third of American children are overweight or obese. This has led to a rise in cardiovascular disease, heart disease, type II diabetes, and hypertension. Nancy herself became involved in nutrition after her son was diagnosed with diabetes. Excess weight can also increases a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer.
As a registered dietician, Nancy recommends people switch from a meat-based diet to a plant-based diet. It’s the best way to reduce weight and chronic disease. Try to eat 6-7 servings of fruits of vegetables every day.
Nancy also encourages people to stay active. Good health doesn’t require anything drastic. Even something as simple as turning off the TV or computer screen, taking walks, and meeting with friends are all great ways to incorporate exercise and activity into their daily routine.
For a more detailed breakdown on nutrition by Nancy Link: www.breastlink.com/blog/breast-cancer-recurrence-orange-county
For a pamphlet on nutrition guidelines by Nancy Link: www.breastlink.com/services/nutrition