Food and Exercise has been touted as a "new" option in the prevention and treatment of cancer.
In October 2022 experts in oncology and nutrition at a conference in Madrid, Spain discussed how food and exercise (or lack thereof) may be underlying factors in the development of some common types of cancer.
Food and Diet
Some of foods discussed was meat and alcohol, and also the potential relevance of the time of day food was eaten. Hormonal dependent tumours, such as prostate and breast cancer were regarded as those likely to affected by food consumption. Treatment options such as intermittent fasting was suggested as an appropriate treatment for these types of cancer.
It was claimed that diet, and the genes that trigger overeating and obesity, are closely related to cancer.
They recommended the addition of legumes, fruits and vegetables to daily diets and encouraged the avoidance of red meat, fats, alcohol and processed foods.
However, rather than point out specific foods or nutrients to avoid, they chose to merely state that over-consumption in general should be avoided.
While not a lot of lot of time dealing with exercise, the general consensus was that any type of exercise that increased the heart rate and increased the bodies temperature was beneficial in combating cancer.
Nothing specific in terms of firm recommendations came from this conference.
The best we got was that "attempting to create a correct diet is complicated", and generally a diet consisting of various foods and nutrients would be beneficial.