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Saturday, September 9 • 11:30am - 12:10pm
Breast Cancer Pathogenesis and Dietary Recommendations

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Breast cancer is the most common form of malignancy and the leading cause of global cancer mortality in women. Obesity is a known risk factor for this disease. Some of the proposed mechanisms that link obesity to breast cancer include increased adipose tissue estrogen production, increased inflammation and hyperinsulinemia; all of which are independent risk factors to breast cancer. Understanding how these mechanisms are affected by dietary factors may help in establishing recommendations that reduce breast cancer incidence and mortality. Observational studies point to a beneficial effect of low fat diets in breast cancer prevention and treatment owing to their estrogen-lowering effects. However, low carbohydrate diets may also be beneficial with their insulin-reducing effects. Therefore, this lecture will focus on evaluating the evidence from dietary interventions that studied the effect of low fat and low carbohydrate diets on breast cancer prevention and treatment.

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Rand Akasheh

PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago
Rand Akasheh has just obtained her PhD degree in Kinesiology, Nutrition, and Rehabilitation from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). She is a co-instructor of the course “Genetic, Molecular, and Cellular Mechanisms of Chronic Diseases” at UIC. Rand has focused her research... Read More →

Saturday September 9, 2017 11:30am - 12:10pm PDT
210 Kane Hall