By Faith Franz. Oncologists use several different factors to determine how well a patient will respond to treatment. Surgeons evaluate the stage and borders of a patient’s tumor to determine which patients are good candidates for surgery, while medical oncologists look for certain biomarkers to estimate how well a patient will respond to chemotherapy. Now, a new study indicates that doctors can predict quality of life (QoL) outcomes based on the patient’s nutritional status.
By Jonny Bowden, PhD, CNS
Look, let's get real. Some foods make it really difficult to lose weight. They create their own self-sustaining cravings ("Betcha can't eat just one!") and play havoc with your blood sugar and, ultimately, your waistline.
But some foods do just the opposite.
By now almost everyone knows how great foods like broccoli and blueberries are and how they can help you lose weight — but here are some foods you may not have thought of when you first saw the title of this article. Yet every one of these foods (and one beverage) meets at least one major criteria of being a super food for weight loss.