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Fighting Cancer with Good Nutrition

New Britain [April 19 2006] - The author of The Cancer Survival Cookbook will give a presentation at New Britain General Hospital on Tuesday, May 4.

The lecture, “Fighting Cancer, with Beans, Broccoli, and Chocolate, Too,” about nutrition for cancer patients and survivors, is being presented by Donna Weihofen, RD, MS, senior nutritionist at University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics and author of five popular books. She is nationally recognized for her engaging, informative, and practical presentations on nutrition. Weihofen’s main area of interest and expertise is the nutritional care of patients with cancer and cancer prevention. She will focus in on breast, prostate, and colorectal cancer prevention in terms of specific nutritional changes and overall diet recommendations. She is the author of The Cancer Survival Cookbook: 200 Quick and Easy Recipes with Helpful Eating Hints, which contains valuable nutrition tips and recipes to optimize the wellbeing of anyone undergoing cancer therapy. The book is designed to help those with cancer rediscover the pleasure, comfort, and healing power of eating. The Cancer Survival Cookbook offers nourishing recipes and practical suggestions to help in recovery. The book also includes extensive advice on overcoming specific eating problems such as nausea, appetite loss, and diarrhea, trustworthy information on herbal remedies, and appealing recipes for those who need soft diets.

The program starts at 6:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be available at 6 p.m. and a special sampler buffet will follow. The program is sponsored by the Hospital’s George Bray Cancer Center and will he held in the hospital cafeteria. Free parking will be available in the Quigley Garage. The program is free, but registration is required due to limited seating; please call 860-224-5299.

Contact: Corporate Communications, 860-224-5900 x6507

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