Nutrition

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 4:16pm

Whether you’re lactose-intolerant, vegan or just looking to switch up your milk routine, milk alternatives can offer good nutrition profiles and different flavors to keep things interesting. The grocery store shelves can get a little overwhelming with all the different choices.

Monday, July 3, 2017 - 1:43pm

Grilling meats at high temperatures results in the formation of heterocyclic amines (HCAs) and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), chemicals that form when meat — including beef, pork, fish or poultry — is cooked at high temperatures. According to the National Cancer Institute, HCAs and PAHs have been found to be mutagenic, which means they cause changes in DNA that may increase the risk of cancer.

Monday, June 19, 2017 - 5:40pm

Fats have a place in every healthy, balanced diet—which is great because they add delicious flavor and texture to food as well as slow digestion (which contributes to the feeling of

Friday, June 16, 2017 - 3:02pm

Remember in the 90s when eating fat-free foods was the rage? The grocery store shelves were stocked with fat-free cookies, cakes, ice cream – you name it! Those were the days when many people thought that eating fat made you fat.

Monday, May 15, 2017 - 2:47pm

Is there a connection between certain types of cancer and diabetes? There could be, although the relationship is a complex one, according to Rajeev Sharma, MBBS, MD, FACE.

“Diabetes and cancer have many common risk factors and a potential biological link might exist as both diseases are diagnosed in the same person more frequently compared to a person without diabetes,” explains Dr. Sharma. 

Monday, May 8, 2017 - 1:36pm

Studies show that there’s a direct link between our eating habits and our overall health. To give patients a healthy start on the road to recovery, Roswell Park’s Nutrition and Food Service Department has created a Room Service menu that reflects the AICR Recommendations for Cancer Prevention.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 8:31pm

Eggs are a powerhouse of nutrition in a handy little round package. These little guys are packed with many nutrients – they’re an excellent source of choline and selenium, and a good source of high-quality protein, vitamin D, vitamin B12, phosphorous and riboflavin.

Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 3:28pm

Your money or your health? When it comes to nutrition, sometimes it can seem like a choice between the two. Yes, healthy eating can be expensive. But, with a little planning, it doesn’t have to be.

Sunday, April 9, 2017 - 2:39pm

Bloating. It’s one thing to feel overly full after a large celebratory meal, but unfortunately, for many patients in cancer treatment, bloating doesn’t come with a holiday, but instead is an unpleasant side effect of cancer therapy.  Bloating can be caused by slowed movement of food through the G.I. (gastrointestinal tract or digestive tract) tract due to gastric surgery, chemotherapy (also called chemo belly), radiation therapy or medications. Whatever the cause, the discomfort is universally not welcome.

Friday, March 10, 2017 - 5:11pm

March is National Nutrition Month and this year's theme is “Put Your Best Fork Forward.” National Nutrition Month is an annual effort by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to help Americans incorporate healthy eating into their lives.