This course discusses findings from research investigating the potential for specific foods to help prevent cancer and/or decrease cancer growth and metastasis. Specific phytochemcials in foods that have been identified in research as potentially chemopreventive will be discussed. Current dietary recommendations from the World Health Organization as well as the American Institute for Cancer Research will be reviewed.
1. Discuss the mechanisms by which certain foods could make our bodies unfriendly territory for cancer
2. Define polyphenols and phytochemicals
3. Discuss specific phytochemicals in foods that have been studied for their potential in fighting cancer
4. Cite evidenced based preparation tips that help preserve important phytochemicals in foods
5. List two foods the World Health Organization has classified as Group 1 carcinogens.
6. List at least three recommendations for cancer prevention from the American Institute for Cancer Research
1 CERP Credit
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