dieta_mediterraneaEating correctly helps to defeat breast cancer. Proper nutrition is generally able to prevent almost all kind of tumors. Recent evidence confirm, however, that specific food choices can also interfere with a malignant disease characterized by elevated hormonal component such as breast cancer. A European observational study (EPIC) involving more than 300,000 women in Europe has shown, in a subset of 11,000 cases, the protective action of dietary fiber of vegetable origin against this type of cancer, regardless of the presence or absence of menopause. In these days the results of an Australian study show the relationship between low levels of circulating vitamin D and higher risk of breast cancer. Insufficient endogenous production of this vitamin, which coincides with the low exposure of the skin to the sun and with the age, can and must be compensated by sufficient intake of foods that contain the highest amount. In addition to cod liver oil, other fish such as herring and salmon. It is also recommendable a constant intake of leafy vegetables and eggs together with whole milk and its dairy products.

Giovanni Spera

Endocrinologist and internist doctor

Professor of Internal Medicine, Professor at the School of Specialization in Endocrinology for over 40 years. Founder and Scientific Coordinator of the Master "Prevention and Treatment of Overweight, Obesity and Eating Disorders" at the Sapienza University of Rome. He organized and directed for 20 years the Center for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Obesity and Eating Disorders at the Policlinico Umberto I in Rome


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