American scientists conducted a study which shows that in the US there are 15 million people who survived cancer. Now they are all in remission, but cancer recurrence is the return of malignant disease may occur even after several years.
Previous studies repeatedly demonstrated that measures to lifestyle changes such as diet and physical activity is particularly important for long-term recovery of survivors of cancer.
Energy imbalance, when energy consumption does not equal energy consumption, and metabolic changes after cancer treatment can directly affect the risk of cancer recurrence. Patients after treatment should pay more attention to their health, the scientists write.
The study found that most recovered from cancer (56%) tend to overestimate the quality of their diet, increasing the risk of energy imbalance. They report more frequent consumption of fruits, vegetables and whole grains and a lower consumption of empty calories.
The researchers analyzed data from the National survey of health and nutrition (NHANES) for 2005-2014 on 2361 survivors Arcobaleno and 23 of 114 participants who did not have cancer.
Experts analyzed data from NHANES in conjunction with information about healthy eating index, which measures adherence to the dietary recommendations, as an indicator of food quality. It turned out that the quality of the diet of people with remission has not improved over the last ten years.
In addition, the diet of people who survived cancer usually have been unbalanced, though more healthy diet than people without cancer. Despite the presence of vegetables and fruit in the diet, they are often not able to organize your meals to the level of proteins, fats and carbohydrates remained normal.
These components are extremely important that the body receives all the necessary elements for health. This is especially important for patients with chronic diseases.