Sheila Dillon asks if food and nutrition should have a bigger role in treating cancer. Is the medical profession too reluctant to see food as an essential component in improving the well-being of cancer patients.
Previewing the programme on Friday 17th May 2013 [listen at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01sdw1p, 22 minutes 35s in, or a short clip at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0195c67], Sheila Dillon, the show's presenter, herself diagnosed with bone marrow cancer, spoke on BBC R4's Women's Hour about the lack of nutritional knowledge among doctors. Doctors trained at Edinburgh University Medical School declared that nutrition formed no part of the syllabus, and that there is a lack of human based empirical evidence for the effect of diet or supplements in the treatment of cancer. In a busy clinic it's just not the doctors' priority to talk about diet when they would much rather talk about the anti-cancer treatments where there is a huge amount of evidence of it working in almost all patients. Read More...
Wednesday 8 May 2013 9:30am - 4:30pm
Venue: Royal Society Of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, LONDON, W1G 0AE
This event aims to look at the myths surrounding eggs, including why they were wrongly linked to an increased CHD risk, food safety concerns that have been overcome with the British Lion scheme and the facts about egg allergy. The event will present the latest research and look at why eggs are now positively recommended as a valuable part of a healthy diet.
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7290 3935
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7290 2989
Wednesday 8th– Friday 10th May 2013
Venue: Grange St.Paul’s Hotel, London EC4V 5AJ
This conference aims to cover the most significant recent research and evidence which shows that man's evolution has been influenced by a significant exposure to an aquatic or semi-aquatic environment and that this has important implications, not only on understanding our past, but provides vital information about our present lifestyle and future destiny. We are delighted that special guests, including Sir David Attenborough, Sir David King, Professor Michael Crawford, Dame Valerie Beral, Professor Brunetto Chiarelli and Professor Stephen Oppenheimer, to mention but a few, will be participating.
Some major highlight of the conference is on:
‘Origin and Evolution of Speech’
‘Global Nutrition - the Implication on Health and Poverty’
Early booking is recommended to avoid disappointment!
To book and view the programme, please visit www.royalmarsden.nhs.uk/humanevolution
Tel: 020 7808 2921 / 020 7808 2924