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Health Barometer

October 27, 2015


You already notice that I am always campaigning against Cancer and how to keep healthy.

BUT HOW HEALTHY ARE YOU?

New health barometer offers a guide to your risk of serious disease.

People worried about their health, or who may be at increased risk of serious diseases such as cancer, can now check their level of risk thanks to a new barometer hosted on dietandcancer.co.uk. Lifestyle and diet are recognized by the World Cancer Research Fund as key factors in cancer predisposition. 

In fact, “diet may be associated with the cause of around 10% of all cancers and, if one includes obesity, even up to 25% of all cancers” comments Professor Martyn Caplin, cancer expert and consultant gastroenterologist at London’s Royal Free Hospital.

This innovative health risk barometer takes into account age, gender, family history, lifestyle, and diet habits to help informally guide your level of risk, as well as indicating which organs may be most susceptible to serious diseases (bowel, breast, prostate, pancreas or liver). 

It also offers useful advice about nutrients you should include within your diet to support these organs’ wellbeing, and thus reduce your risk.

There is increasing evidence for the role the role of nutrients in the diet and for dietary supplements in the prevention of disease. However, Prof. Caplin, comments, “I discovered that many of my patients were taking supplements without any rationale, so I undertook a comprehensive review of the evidence to support specific nutrients in preventative medicine. I found that different organs are more at risk from low levels of certain nutrients and conversely would benefit from specific supplement combinations for each organ or condition.”

The results were published in peer review medical journal and the evidence suggests that nutrients including curcumin (from turmeric), lycopene (from tomatoes), pomegranate, green tea, and other dietary components may have a role to play in reducing the risk of disease, and supporting the wellbeing of organs such as the bowel, breasts, prostate, pancreas and liver.

As well as hosting the barometer, Dietandcancer.co.uk also offers a wealth of information about evidence-based targeted nutrition and links to an informative diet and health themed blog, by an experienced oncology dietitian.



Try the Barometer Here




Cheerio #reduceyourrisk

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