What Myeloma Patients Should Put in Their Grocery Baskets in 2018

Food is very much in the news this week. Friend and colleague Prof. Heinz Ludwig (International Myeloma Working Group and IMF Board of Directors member), called my attention to two food news reports: a review linking a higher fish intake to a lower risk of cancer, and a meta-analysis of five studies showing a consistent connection between higher fish consumption and a lower likelihood of myeloma. The latter analysis captured data from North America, Europe, and Asia demonstrating a similar trend, which lends credibility to the findings.

Good News: Alcohol Is Not a Bad Thing for Myeloma Patients!

Recent findings have suggested that consuming at least some alcohol may reduce the risk of myeloma. A new comprehensive analysis (pooled analysis of several studies) of 1,567 patients with myeloma compared to 7,296 controls--individuals without myeloma--was published this month.  The myeloma patients were from the U.S.