Nutritional Pearls: Milk and Ovarian Cancer

  • A 37-year-old woman asks about lifestyle changes she can make to help decrease her risk of ovarian cancer. She tells you that she remembers reading an article suggesting that calcium and vitamin D supplements would lower her risk, and asks you if this is something you think she should consider doing.

    How do you advise your patient?

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    Timothy S. Harlan, MD, is a board-certified internist and professional chef who translates the Mediterranean diet for the American kitchen with familiar, healthy recipes. He is an assistant dean for clinical services, executive director of The Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine, and associate professor of medicine at Tulane University in New Orleans.