Moffitt Dietitian Shows You How To Prevent Cancer

January 29, 2008

Food, nutrition, exercise play key roles

Tampa, FL– Everyone can help prevent cancer. It’s all about the lifestyle choices you make.

You can find out more at the first lecture in the 2008 Integrative Medicine Lecture Series. Kathy Allen, M.A., R.D., LD/N and manager of Nutritional Therapy at Moffitt, will discuss “Food, Nutrition, Physical Activity and the Prevention of Cancer: A Global Perspective” at 9 a.m. Feb. 9 at the Vincent A. Stabile Research Building auditorium.

The World Cancer Research Fund and the American Institute for Cancer Research have funded a report outlining new guidelines on how to reduce your risk of cancer. The report is based on the research of experts from around the world.

Allen will discuss nutrition, exercise and lifestyle changes. The top three recommendations for helping to prevent cancer include:

  • Be as lean as possible without becoming underweight.
  • Be physically active for at least 30 minutes every day.
  • Avoid sugary drinks.

“They will know the steps they can take to reduce their cancer risk. They’ll learn about foods that fight cancer and lifestyle recommendations to reduce riskafter treatment,” Allen says of the lecture.

A complimentary light breakfast will be served from 8:30 to 9 a.m., and the lecture and Q&A will be from 9 to 10. Space is limited. Please R.S.V.P. by Feb. 6 at 1-888-663-3488.

About Moffitt Cancer Center

Located in Tampa, Florida, Moffitt Cancer Center ( is the only Florida-based cancer center with the NCI designation as a Comprehensive Cancer Center for its excellence in research and contributions to clinical trials, prevention and cancer control. Moffitt currently has 15 affiliates in Florida, one in Georgia and two in Puerto Rico. Additionally, Moffitt is a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, a prestigious alliance of the country’s leading cancer centers, and is listed in U.S. News & World Report as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” for cancer, as well as for ear, nose and throat. Moffitt’s sole mission is to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer.