Dr Michelle Harvie

Dr Michelle Harvie SRD PhD

Lead Dietitian for Cancer Preventative at Genesis Breast Cancer Preventative Centre, University Hospital South Manchester. 

Speaker Biography

Dr Michelle Harvie is a research dietitian from the Genesis Breast Cancer Prevention Centre, University Hospital South Manchester Trust. She qualified as a dietitian in 1991. Her current research covers optimum diet and exercise strategies to prevent breast cancer and its recurrence. She has over 30 peer reviewed publications and was awarded the British Dietetic Association Rose Simmond’s Award 2005 for her paper on weight gain amongst breast cancer patients receiving adjuvant chemotherapy. Most recently she received the Association Study Obesity National Best practice award 2011 for her work on intermittent energy restricted diets. She is Author of the  2 day diet (Ebury 2013) which explains the science behind and  how to do 2 day dieting.

Dr Harvie is presenting the Oncology Special Interest Session.

Dr Harvie will address
‘Optimum diet and exercise strategies to prevent breast cancer and its recurrence.’

Breast cancer is  the most common cancer in the UK .In 2011, there were 50,285 new cases; 49,936 (99%) in women and 349 (less than 1%) in men.

This presentation will :

1.Review the evidence for  diet, exercise  and  weight control for preventing cancer and its recurrence.

2.Consider optimum strategies  for prevention  of breast cancer and its recurrence and how these may be  implemented  in the NHS.

3. Is there a the potential role for intermittent dieting  ?