Suzanna M. Zick, N.D., M.P.H., research associate professor and clinical expert on integrative medicine in cancer survivorship, recently spoke to Michigan Health news on popular diets--like macrobiotic, plant-based, and Ketogenic--and their alignment with nutritional guidelines set forth by leading cancer research organizations.
“People with cancer often learn about diets from their friends, their family and what’s trendy in pop culture. Then they say, ‘Could this diet help me to cure my cancer or to have a better quality of life on my cancer journey?’” Zick notes.
As a cancer and nutrition researcher, Zick wanted to dig deeper. She partnered with University of California San Francisco’s Donald Abrams, M.D., and U-M’s Detrick Snyder, MPH, to review which popular diets best support a cancer patient’s goals of improving survival and preventing recurrence. Their findings appear in the journal Oncology.