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Proper nutrition and exercise important for both cancer prevention and recovery


Proper nutrition and exercise important for both cancer prevention and recovery
Carroll County Times

According to Carroll Hospital's community nutrition educator Melanie Berdyck, the American Institute for Cancer Research indicates that one-third of common cancers can be prevented through diet and lifestyle changes."A lot of this could be avoided if we just took better care of ourselves," Berdyck said. "That's not always the case because very healthy people can be diagnosed, too, but anything people can do to stay healthy will cause other positive changes in their life as well."Berdyck said simple dietary changes like eating less processed food can lower sodium intake, improving overall health."Changing one style of eating can lead to positive changes," Berdyck said. "I do a monthly healthy eating 101 class that teaches nutrition for disease prevention. I encourage the class to eat plenty of fruits and vegetables and I recommend a natural, unprocessed diet.

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