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National Study on the Effect of a Nutritarian Diet on Breast Cancer and Other Diseases
FLEMINGTON, N.J. October 31, 2016 -- The Nutritional Research Foundation (NRF), in partnership with Northern Arizona University (NAU), announces the launch of an ambitious national women’s health study to illustrate the impact of a nutrient-dense, plant-rich diet (NDPR), also known as a Nutritarian diet, on cancer, diabetes, heart disease and stroke. The study will also have a special focus on how a NDPR diet impacts breast cancer prevention and recovery.
Study organizers hope to recruit up to 10,000 women to participate, which will make this study one of the largest investigations of a dietary portfolio scientifically designed to prevent breast cancer. This diet emphasizes foods of high nutritional value, such as cooked and uncooked vegetables, beans, nuts, seeds and fruit, and places restrictions on the consumption of meat, dairy and processed foods. The study, known as the Nutritarian Women’s Health Study (NWHS), is a first-of-its-kind examination of a large population of women committed to eating so healthfully over a long time period.
Nationwide recruitment of participants begins October 31, 2016. Women who wish to learn more about the study and about how to register can visit www.nutritionalresearch.org.
Researchers will examine the short- and long-term effects of diet and conservative use of specific cancer-protective supplementation on disease prevention, recovery from illness, and longevity. The open-ended, observational study will last a minimum of 10 years and will collect data tracking participants’ health parameters. The study aims to show that cancer is more reversible with nutrition when diagnosed earlier. Participants also will receive periodic questionnaires to assess their diet trends and health status.
Nutritional Research Foundation President, Joel Fuhrman, M.D., said, “Since the leading causes of suffering and premature death in the modern world are diseases caused by improper diet, I am confident that we can demonstrate that cancer rates and mortality from cancer and other diseases can be reduced 90 percent or more in those adopting a Nutritarian diet.”
“This research can move us from awareness to action, from disease to dynamic living, fear to freedom,” said study principal investigator Jay Sutliffe, Ph.D., R.D., an associate clinical professor at Northern Arizona University. He anticipates enrolling 5,000 women nationwide by the end of next year.
The Nutritional Research Foundation’s mission is to support and promote clinical research that evaluates the impact that a nutrient-dense, plant-rich diet and nutritional interventions has on disease. You can learn how to participate in this study or help support the Foundation’s critical mission by visiting NutritionalResearch.org.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Kimberly Melton, Executive Director, Nutritional Research Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org or 888.511.4443.