A novel and definitive approach to nutrition in prevention and treatment of cancer: a provocative call
To the Editor,
in the oncologic setting, the primary goal of nutritional interventions is the avoidance of malnutrition as nutrition care is not only important in the prevention of cancer but also plays a role in cancer treatment compatibility (1). This assumption is
based on a bulk of scientific literature. Unfortunately, every day a new diet is proposed to make weight loss easier while simultaneously reducing the intake of unhealthy foods. These diets, presented as effective both for prevention and complementary treatments for several diseases including cancer, are often anarchic, and many could put health in danger, not being scientifically validated (2-4).
We propose a simple “at home” approach capable of rapidly reducing calories intake and favoring weight loss, called interchangeable cutlery diet (ICD).
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