Wednesday 6th October 2010
Those looking for a dietician job have been told that eating sensibly and healthily twice a week can cut the risk of breast cancer by almost half.
Research from the Wythenshawe Hospital, led by Dr Michelle Harvie, found that overweight women who were put on a restrictive diet reduced the number of cancer-causing hormones, following an average weight drop of 13lb.
The study examined 50 women following a 650-calorie-a-day diet, with a further 50 eating 1,500 calories each day.
Following six months on the diet, the level of leptin was down by 40 per cent, with insulin also reduced by 25 per cent.
Furthermore, levels of inflammatory protein were lowered, with all three having been linked to breast cancer in the past.
Dr Harvie said that if people looking for a dietician job could help women take up these new eating plans, then it could be a life-saver.
Recently, the Grimsby Telegraph carried an interview with one woman who said that having access to dietary services on her doorstep has helped "re-build" her life.
Written by Martin Lambert