Presentation Title

The role of nutritional components of vegetables in decreasing cancer incidence in Peru

Faculty Mentor

Luiza Nogaj, Sylvine Deprele, Lia Roberts

Start Date

18-11-2017 2:15 PM

End Date

18-11-2017 3:15 PM

Location

BSC-Ursa Minor 106

Session

Poster 3

Type of Presentation

Poster

Subject Area

health_nutrition_clinical_science

Abstract

Breast cancer and cervical are two of the leading causes of death among women in the US, Peru, and around the world. This type of cancer is affected by nutrition and natural remedies women take to get better. Consumption of vegetables may lead to a decrease in breast and cervical cancer incidence. To understand the effect of those factors on women’s health, patients, staff, and community members in Cusco, Peru were interviewed. Survey methods were used to identify women’s nutritional habits, their lifestyle, and family history of cancer. In addition, health professionals were interviewed about the role natural remedies and nutrition play in the lives of their patients. Our results showed that the most frequent vegetables that were brought up in the survey were potatoes, corn, and carrots. The results of the survey also showed that potatoes are the most common type of vegetable consumed for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. In our attempt to discover what nutritional values Peruvian women hold, our research drives us to further investigate the specific qualities vegetables identified in the survey could have to improve women’s health.

Keywords: Breast cancer, Cervical cancer, Natural remedies, Peru, Vegetables, Women’s health, nutritional habits, survey methods.

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Nov 18th, 2:15 PM Nov 18th, 3:15 PM

The role of nutritional components of vegetables in decreasing cancer incidence in Peru

BSC-Ursa Minor 106

Breast cancer and cervical are two of the leading causes of death among women in the US, Peru, and around the world. This type of cancer is affected by nutrition and natural remedies women take to get better. Consumption of vegetables may lead to a decrease in breast and cervical cancer incidence. To understand the effect of those factors on women’s health, patients, staff, and community members in Cusco, Peru were interviewed. Survey methods were used to identify women’s nutritional habits, their lifestyle, and family history of cancer. In addition, health professionals were interviewed about the role natural remedies and nutrition play in the lives of their patients. Our results showed that the most frequent vegetables that were brought up in the survey were potatoes, corn, and carrots. The results of the survey also showed that potatoes are the most common type of vegetable consumed for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. In our attempt to discover what nutritional values Peruvian women hold, our research drives us to further investigate the specific qualities vegetables identified in the survey could have to improve women’s health.

Keywords: Breast cancer, Cervical cancer, Natural remedies, Peru, Vegetables, Women’s health, nutritional habits, survey methods.