Title

Dietary factors and cancers of breast, endometrium, and ovary: Strategies for modifying fat intake in African American women

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Date of Original Version

1-1-1997

Abstract

Modification of dietary fat and fiber could help prevent cancers of the breast, endometrium, and ovary that are prevalent in African-American women. Dietary intervention programs aimed at reducing fat intake have had mixed results in this population. The transtheoretic model is proposed for achieving dietary change. Strategies for changing health behaviors in African-American women include heightening sensitivity to cultural values among health educators and the use of multiple strategies to reinforce messages. To stimulate healthier eating, it is important to incorporate the distinct habitual eating patterns into innovative intervention methods, using effective behavioral change methods.

Publication Title

American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Volume

176

Issue

6

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