Nutrition

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.
Calories from food are essential for meeting your body’s energy needs and maintaining a healthy weight. During cancer treatment, your calorie needs may increase.
During cancer treatment, you may find yourself eating less than usual due to side effects from chemotherapy or radiation. That’s why, if your appetite isn’t up to par, it’s important to try to take steps to meet your nutritional needs.
Constipation can have many causes. For cancer patients, some of these may be directly related to your cancer treatment, such as certain drugs and pain relievers, or indirectly, such as changes in your diet, activity and mood.

While some risk factors, including a genetic predisposition for disease, cannot be controlled, research has shown certain lifestyle factors, like a healthy diet, exercise and maintaining a healthy body weight, could prevent nearly half of the cases of colorectal cancers diagnosed in the United States every year.

Nutritional needs and challenges are different for every cancer patient. Roswell Park's RDNs can make personalized recommendations to help you manage any side effects of treatment and stay healthy into the future.
While low-carb diets may appear to provide a “quick fix” when it comes to weight loss, evidence doesn't show that they help you lose weight in the long term. In fact, many diets that have been shown to be healthful patterns of eating are not low in carbohydrates. Here's the lowdown.
With the temptation of holiday foods all around, it's easy to overeat. Here are some tips for enjoying those treats without overdoing it.
Extra calories can add up: Just 100 calories per day beyond your needs could lead to an extra 10 pounds of weight per year.
There is strong evidence that eating at least three servings of whole-grain foods per day decreases the risk of colorectal cancer. Consuming whole grains also has been shown to promote cardiovascular health and reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes. But what are whole grains?
Ripe, freshly picked fruits and vegetables tend to be at their most nutrient-dense.
Protein supports your body’s recovery during and after cancer. Find out which foods are a good source.