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Knowledge Central

Patricia Ringos Beach

ONF 2012, 39(2), 223-224. DOI: 10.1188/12.ONF.223-224

Robert Pendergrast, MD, a pediatrician trained in Western Medicine with a master's degree in public health, has written an informative and easy-to-read book. Pendergrast also completed a fellowship at the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, founded by the well-known physician Andrew Weil, MD. Breast Cancer: Reduce Your Risk With Foods You Love lives up to its title by focusing on disease prevention and health promotion. The text is written in clear, lay language and covers all aspects of how a woman can reduce her risk of developing breast cancer. References to scholarly articles supporting Pendgergrast's recommendations and suggestions for further reading are included. The text emphasizes early dietary interventions to be made even before a woman reaches puberty and makes recommendations to be maintained throughout life.

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