Healthy Eating Cookbook released for Cancer Prevention Launched November 25th 2020

Georgina Campbell, Derval O’Rourke and Neven Maguire are just some of the culinary contributors to a new healthy eating cookbook created to help lower the risk of cancer by two of Ireland’s leading dietitians and cancer experts at University College Cork (UCC).

Packed with delicious, evidence-based recipes that help lower the risk of cancer and are suitable for all the family, ‘The Anti-Cancer Cookbook: Recipes to Reduce your Cancer Risk’ is the gift that will keep on giving this Christmas, as all proceeds go to registered Irish charity Breakthrough Cancer Research.

The unique cookbook was written and compiled by leading registered Irish dietitians, Dr Aoife Ryan, Senior Lecturer in Nutrition and Dietetics at UCC, and Dr Éadaoin Ní Bhuachalla, UCC PhD graduate and HSE Senior Primary Care Dietitian, who said they wanted to counteract the “rising tide of misinformation on cancer and nutrition” now circulating widely. They partnered with Breakthrough Cancer Research to create the book as a ‘go to’ evidence-based resource for people who want to cook and consume healthier food to lower their risk of cancer. The recipes in the book are also suitable for cancer survivors who are finished cancer treatment and have been advised to follow a healthy eating diet.

Published by Cork University Press, the book has been endorsed by the Irish Society of Medical Oncology, the Irish Nutrition & Dietetic Institute and the National Cancer Control Programme in Ireland and is supported by the World Cancer Research Fund which has established that approximately 40% of cancers are preventable through maintaining a healthy body weight, eating a healthy diet, and being physically active.