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10 December 2008

DNA-diet to reduce cancer risk

It is possible to prevent cancer even if you have the “wrong” genes. The right diet can go a long way to protect you against cancer.

It is possible to prevent cancer even if you have the “wrong” genes. The “wrong” genes and the wrong diet can be a powerful combination to trigger cancer. But the right diet can go a long way to protect you against cancer. You need to know your DNA and your correct DNA-diet. For the first time this information will now be applied to help South Africans.

Gene-diet and gene-drug interactions
Geneticists and dieticians at the Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital in Cape Town have recognised the potential usefulness of gene-diet and gene-drug interactions to reduce cancer risk in the general population. The Netcare dieticians have formulated guidelines on how one’s diet can be reshaped for best clinical outcome, while the geneticists have developed new tests that target common genetic risk factors.

 
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