Can diet help multiple myeloma?
Diet plays a pivotal role in overall health and wellbeing, and the same holds true for individuals with multiple myeloma. While a diet cannot cure or directly treat the disease, a well-balanced and nutritious diet can support the immune system, improve treatment tolerance, enhance recovery and possibly reduce treatment-related side effects. Foods rich in antioxidants, lean proteins, whole grains, and an adequate intake of vitamins and minerals are often recommended. Some patients may also benefit from dietary adjustments to manage specific symptoms or treatment side effects. Patients should consult a nutritionist or oncology dietitian for personal dietary guidance.