Broward Health North
Sleep Disorders Center

Sleep Disorders Center

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What Do You Know About Nutrition and Cancer?

A diet that includes plenty of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains is important for good health. What effect does diet have on your risk for cancer? Find out by taking this quiz, based in part on information from the American Cancer Society (ACS).

1. Eating five or more servings of fruits and vegetables each day may reduce your risk for certain types of cancer.
2. Eating high-fat animal foods such as red meat won't increase your cancer risk.
3. Studies suggest that people who consume lots of antioxidants (vitamin C, vitamin A, and carotenoids) from food sources have a lower cancer risk.
4. Limiting your intake of preserved meats may reduce your cancer risk.
5. Eating plenty of foods made from grains, such as bread and cereal, is good for your heart, but may not have an effect on your risk for cancer.
6. Eating lots of cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, and cabbage) may reduce your cancer risk.
7. Using artificial sweeteners can increase your cancer risk.
8. Drinking red wine or other alcoholic beverages can reduce your cancer risk.

Get Help...Sleep Soundly!

The Sleep Disorders Center at Broward Health North offers diagnosis and treatment for more than 80 different sleep disorders. The Center is comprised of physicians who are board certified in sleep medicine and pulmonary medicine, and staff who have specialized in sleep disorders.

Sleep disorders can be caused by many different reasons, including breathing problems, neurological problems or insomnia. The Sleep Disorders Center is one of the most comprehensive facilities in the area and provides evaluations, diagnostics testing and treatment for all causes.

Polysomnography, or sleep study monitoring, records various physiological responses during sleep, such as brain activity, muscle movements, eye movements, breathing ability, cardiac monitoring and oxygen levels in the blood.

Once the diagnosis is made, the Center provides a full range of treatment options. If a patient is diagnosed with sleep apnea and requires continuous positive airway pressure or bi-level airway pressure, free training and support is available through the Sleep Disorder Center.

Think you may have a sleep problem? Take our Epworth Sleepiness Quiz and see if you need help.

For more information, please call 954-786-7395.