Why is it important to adapt diet and lifestyle advice for people for different cultural backgrounds after cancer? (1 CME Point)

Join Toral Shah, a Nutritional Scientist (MSc Nutr Med), Integrative Medicine Practitioner,Speaker, Educator, Researcher, Advocate and Writer.

Agenda:
  • Why diet and lifestyle changes can reduce risk of cancer?
  • The prevailing context in the UK for diet and lifestyle advice through and beyond a cancer diagnosis – populations in the UK
  • Why advice needs to be culturally appropriate for people to adhere to these
  • Co-morbidities and cancer along with genomic mutations
  • Resources for diet and lifestyle advice for South Asian and black community

Learning objectives:

  • Population of UK and statistics around cancer risk, outcomes and recurrence
  • Understanding systemic bias within our healthcare and research systems
  • The missing gaps in research for nutrition and cancer in different ethnicities and communities
  • How to find culturally appropriate resources
  • Why understanding the cultural nuances is important for behavioural change

Event Dates:

7:00 pm Monday 29th Apr 2024

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Toral Shah is a Nutritional Scientist (MSc Nutr Med), integrative oncology practitioner 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.

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 has created integrative oncology courses to support breast and prostate cancer patients through treatment and beyond to recovery. As a breast cancer patient and survivor, she understands how patients might want to change their diet and lifestyle post diagnosis. She is involved with a range of academic studies looking at prehabilitation and rehabilitation of cancer patients focusing on diet, physical activity and lifestyle including her work within the NIHR Nutriton and Cancer, and Living Beyond cancer committees.

She is also passionate about health inequalities in cancer and is an educator, researcher and advocate in this field, and the co-founder of South Asian Supernovas.

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