Gina DeLuca, RD, CDN

Gina DeLuca, RD, CDN

Gina DeLuca is a Registered Dietitian for Perlmutter Cancer Center at NYU Winthrop Hospital. She provides outpatient oncology nutrition care to patients, individually and in groups, on prevention-, treatment-, and survivorship-related topics. Gina received her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics from New York University and completed her Dietetic Internship at Massachusetts General Hospital prior to becoming a Registered Dietitian. Gina is currently pursuing specialized certification in oncology nutrition.

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Alcohol and Breast Cancer: What is Their Current Relationship Status?

Drinking red wine is often touted as beneficial to your health, so it makes sense why people might be confused about alcohol’s relationship to breast cancer. Alcohol, as a substance, is quite a chameleon. By definition, alcohol is “a colorless volatile flammable liquid that is produced by the natural fermentation of sugars and is the intoxicating constituent of wine, beer, [...]

Soy and Breast Cancer: What is the Connection?

Whole food dietary soy sources such as tofu, edamame, tempeh, soy nuts, and soymilk are darlings of the plant-based, vegetarian and vegan food movements and have been staples of Asian cuisine for centuries. But not too long ago, breast cancer researchers were concerned about soy’s ability to mimic estrogen in the body, possibly increasing breast [...]

The Sugar and Breast Cancer Link: Does Sugar Really Feed Cancer?

The intersection shared by obesity, cardiovascular disease, and breast cancer is fascinating and noteworthy. Are these potentially pieces of the same puzzle? Where we were previously inclined to view cardiovascular disease and cancer as separate entities, current interpretation is changing as connections are being revealed. What are the common threads between these conditions, and more importantly, [...]