Changes in diet following a cancer diagnosis in Scotland.
Masson, Lindsey F.
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MASSON, L.F., VERRA, D., CUMMING, H., CAMERON, H. and ROBINSON, E. 2017. Changes in diet following a cancer diagnosis in Scotland. Presented at the 2017 Nutrition Society winter meeting: diet, nutrition and the changing face of cancer survivorship, 5-6 December 2017, London, UK.
Cancer survival has improved in Scotland from an age-standardised relative survival at five years of 39.6 % in 1987–1991 to 59.3 % in 2007–2011 in men and women aged 15–74 years. However, long-term cancer survival is associated with increased incidence of diet-related diseases including coronary artery disease, osteoporosis, and diabetes. This study aimed to assess diet and attitudes towards diet in cancer survivors in Scotland. Eligible participants were men and women aged ≥ 18 years who had received a diagnosis of cancer and used CLAN Cancer Support in Aberdeen. CLAN Cancer Support is a charity that supports individuals of any age who are, or have been, affected by cancer across North-East Scotland, Moray, Orkney and Shetland.