Food and Cancer: A Review of the Research

Dr. Pam VanArsdall, Food and Cancer: A Review of the Research
Speaker: Dr. Pam VanArsdall
CE Credits: 1.5
Format: MP4 Video
This CE course discusses findings from research investigating the potential for specific foods to help prevent cancer and/or decrease cancer growth and metastasis. Specific phytochemcials in foods tha...more
  • Running Time: 1 hour
  • Released: 5/6/2020
  • Expiration Date: 6/30/2025
  • Review Date: 6/30/2022
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Credit Details
This electronically delivered self-instructional program is designated for 1.5 hours of CE credit by Farran Media.

The fee to view this course is $36. This cost includes the fee to take the exam and claim your CE credits.

Research suggests that nearly 50% of all cancers are preventable and related to our lifestyles, including our diets. Thousands of studies have been conducted to determine if particular foods reduce our risk or increase our risk of cancer. In this course, findings from cancer research focusing on chemoprevention of particular foods will be discussed. Several different food families and their phytochemicals will be discussed. We will also discuss the mechanisms by which foods could make our bodies unfriendly territory for cancer. Tips from research about how to prepare these foods to preserve maximum potency of important phytochemicals will be shared. Current dietary recommendations for cancer prevention from the World Health Organization and the American Institute of Cancer Research will be discussed. Resources will be shared to help participants continue learning even after this session.

Educational Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:
  • Discuss the mechanisms by which certain foods could make our bodies unfriendly territory for cancer
  • Define polyphenols and phytochemicals
  • Discuss specific phytochemicals in foods that have been studied for their potential in fighting cancer
  • Cite evidenced based preparation tips that help preserve important phytochemicals in foods
  • List two foods the World Health Organization has classified as Group 1 carcinogens.
  • List at least three recommendations for cancer prevention from the American Institute for Cancer Research
Description of Speaker:
Dr. VanArsdall graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry in 1990. She has a Master's degree in Public Health with a concentration in health behavior. She practiced general dentistry for 13 years and then became a full-time faculty member at the University of Kentucky in the College of Medicine's Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology where she taught and conducted research. In 2009, she became a full-time faculty member at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry teaching geriatrics and public health and continuing to conduct health research. She is the past Academic Dean of the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry and is currently an adjunct professor. She has published funded research in the Journal of the American Dental Association, the Journal of Dental Research, the Annals of Long Term Care, Alzheimer’s & Dementia, and the Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association.

Dr. VanArsdall has a holistic approach to health. She is a certified health and wellness coach, a certified mindfulness instructor and certified in professional plant based culinary arts.

In the past 12 months, the lecturer/speaker declare that they have had a financial interest, arrangement or affiliation within the field of dentistry or health care with the following: Kentucky Dental Association, Louisville Dental Society, United Healthcare Foundation, and Kentucky Castle.

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