United4Longevity is proud to partner with The Mayo Clinic and Nutrition for Longevity, to advance Nutrition Research and Support Breast Cancer Patients. In the US, Breast Cancer impacts 1 in 8 women in their lifetime and is the most common cancer among women worldwide, effecting more than 268,600 newly diagnosed breast cancer patients annually.
As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, United4Longevity has pledged to sponsor a free Breast Cancer Wellness retreat for Mayo Clinic Breast Cancer Patients and the community with a focus on nutrition and healthy eating habits lead by Breast Cancer survivor and renown researcher Dr. Dawn Mussallem.
In this retreat, the first of what we hope will be many, with continued donations and support, patients will receive expert advice on plant-forward nutrition, exercise, mindfulness, and survivorship, while building an incredible support community of fellow breast cancer patients and survivors.
Supporting patients in their cancer treatment journey is critical and providing a strong support community can help patients maintain the strength needed to fight the battle and move into survivorship.
Research continues to support evidence that a plant-forward diet rich in fiber and phytonutrients is important to help support and rebuild the gut microbiome and help the body rebound after cancer treatments. It is also known that many cancer treatments can impact a patient’s weight, appetite, and nutrient absorption, and that getting proper nutrition and nutrition therapy for each cancer patient, to support their individual needs is critical. This is also why United4Longevity is embarking on some exciting new research with the Mayo Clinic in partnership with Nutrition for Longevity, to bring advanced Nutrition Therapy to the area of Breast Cancer treatment.
The research team lead by Dr. Dawn Mussallem and Dr. Saranya Chumsri, will pursue a phase II trial of a plant-based diet in operable breast cancer patients receiving neoadjuvant immunotherapy-based chemotherapy. Understanding the benefits of a high fiber diet and its effects on the tumor microenvironment remain largely unknown and warrant focused research in this area.
United4longevity is excited to be a sponsor of such important patient support retreatsand a partner to such critical research. This is just one of many initiatives United4longevity is focusing on to help give back 10 Million Years of health, with the mission to bridge the health span gap between the US and other countries and even within the US across various socioeconomic factors.
Please consider donating to support breast cancer patients through best in class Nutrition Therapy to strengthen them in their fight against the disease and get the most out of their treatment.
Visit us at www.united4longevity.com to donate or learn more.