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A Culturally Specific Dietary Plan to Manage Weight Gain Among African American Breast Cancer Survivors (2006)

Title:

A Culturally Specific Dietary Plan to Manage Weight Gain Among African American Breast Cancer Survivors

Key words:

low-fat diet, African Americans, cancer survivorship, biomarkers

Research Institution:

University of Maryland, Baltimore

Location:

Maryland

Researcher:

Renee Royak-Schaler

Project Description:

This was a two-year study designed to assess the feasibility of adopting and maintaining a low fat dietary plan in low-income African-American women who are breast cancer survivors. The study was multi-institutional and recruited subjects from four hospitals. The investigators assessed numerous surveys and behavioural scales in addition to biomarkers and dietary intake throughout the study.

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