Sleep, physical activity & stress – how do they impact our risk for breast cancer along with our diet & lifestyle (1 CME Point)

EVENT TYPE: ONLINE

Event Date:

7:00 pm Tuesday 13th Jun 2023

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Speakers

Toral Sha

Toral Shah is a Nutritional Scientist (MSc Nutr Med), and functional medicine & nutrigenomics Master practitioner, Health writer and Consultant, as well as the Founder of The Urban Kitchen. She uses evidence based science and nutrition knowledge along with lifestyle medicine to help support others to optimise their health and reduce risk of disease.

Toral was first diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 29. In 2018, she was diagnosed with a breast cancer recurrence and in 2020 for the third time, undertaking major surgery and treatment through COVID pandemic lockdown, and utilising all the tools in her toolbox to support through to recovery.

She is particularly passionate about cancer prevention and recurrence and completed her MSc thesis researching diets that reduce risk of recurrence of breast cancer She is currently putting together a PhD proposal looking at the impact of stress, diet and lifestyle on oestrogen dependent breast cancer. As a breast cancer patient and survivor, she understands how patients might want to change their diet and lifestyle post diagnosis. She is also passionate about health inequalities in cancer and is a educator, researcher and advocate in this field.

Agenda & Learning Outcomes

  • The role of diet in Oncology.
  • The current evidence and evidence-based strategies to prevention of cancer using diet and nutrition alongside medical interventions
  • The dietary patterns and their correlation with incidences of cancer.
  • The pathophysiological mechanisms related to cancer and how this can be addressed through nutrition.

 

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