Diet and cancer disease: are we heading towards a greener diet?

Friday, June 26, 2020 - 14:15


Use the link to join us for the Biotalk on June 26th 2020 around 2:15pm to listen to the researcher Maria Marta Correia. No need to do a pre-registration.



Cancer disease remains the second leading cause of death worldwide and a significant majority of cancers could be prevented if healthier diets amongst others lifestyle changes were adopted. It has been well demonstrated that nutrition is associated with cancer prevention, cancer outcomes and the alleviation of the long-term comorbidities that follow cancer treatment and several methods of dietary interventions to mitigate cancer are currently under investigation. In this context, and based on epidemiological studies, it has been hypothesized that vegetarian-prone diets could have a role in the prevention of certain cancers. Recently the proposed EAT-Lancet diet, as well as the whole plant based diet, was associated with lower incidences of several chronic and metabolic diseases, such as obesity, cardiovascular diseases and diabetes. The evidence concerning their impact on cancer risk and cancer treatment is still scarce as to whether they should be used therapeutically in cancer management, warranting further prospective interventional studies.