Dr. Ruth Patterson

Dr. Ruth Patterson, a professor in the UC San Diego Department of Family Medicine and Public Health as well as Associate Director of Population Sciences and leader of the Cancer Prevention program at Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health.

In this episode, we chat about:

  • (00:00) Introduction
  • (03:33) Lifestyle modifications that reduce breast cancer risk 
  • (11:18) Modern life disrupts our circadian rhythm, causing us to eat at odd times
  • (14:31) Women who practiced time-restricted eating with a 13-hour fasting window had a 40 percent reduced recurrence of breast cancer
  • (23:03) A longer daily fasting window lowers hemoglobin A1C, earlier fasting reduces inflammation
  • (28:24) Giving your metabolism time-off allows the body to repair itself
  • (30:48) Does eating frequency matter while practicing time-restricted eating?
  • (35:04) Daily fasting improves sleep quality and increases physical activity 
  • (38:27) Genetic risk factors for breast cancer
  • (40:54) Modest lifestyle changes can really lower your breast cancer risk

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