Foods may help reduce risk of breast cancer

Breast cancer

Breast cancer is a disease that unfortunately affects many women. So much do everything to protect themselves since there are simple ways to reduce risk. Here are those related to food.

In the opinion of the scientific community, food is one of the factors to reduce cancer risks, including that affects so many women worldwide. This sounds simple and obvious, but still need to identify what food is healthy and particularly beneficial, although there is of course no miracle food.

Although controversial, Dr. David Servan-Schreiber, today died of brain cancer, has worked on the links between diet and cancer. Author of Anticancer: Preventing and fighting with our natural defenses (Laffont, 2007), the doctor takes its cue from Southeast Asia or North Africa where, according to him, some cancers are absent due to specific power. Interviewed by Doctissimo, he advises some foods that can help prevent or slow the cancer, including breast cancer:

The foods rich in omega-3, the fatty acids that are found in oils of flax or canola, walnuts, but also in oily fish such as herring, salmon, anchovies, sardines or mackerel. Here we find the main foods of the Mediterranean and northern diets. A finding corroborated by studies conducted by researchers at the Washington School of Medicine, the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School.

The fruits and vegetables: They not only contain fiber but also many molecules to prevent cancer, not just breast. In general, weight management also helps fight against breast cancer so … Opt soups and salads.

The green tea: Dr. Servan-Schreiber noted that the cultivation of cancer cells in green tea was quitting their progress. A drink at the hearing, which would be to taste without moderation.

The Turmeric, the spice that consists largely curry and which is supposed to be a powerful anti-inflammatory. However, as there also reminded David Servan-Schreiber, the cancer develops from the tissue inflammation.

Besides the advice of David Servan-Schreiber include such foods such as mushrooms that wishes us well, according to a study published in 2010 in the journal Nutrition and Cancer, but also are pomegranate seeds that are rich ellagic acid. This antioxidant used to inhibit an enzyme promoting the development of cancer. Finally, as the researchers have established the City of Hope’s Beckman Research Institute, lentils, beans and legumes are also highly recommended (The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition) in 2009.

In the opposite case, if certain foods are to consume almost no moderation, others require more weighting. Our enemies? The trans fat and sugar that here.

Trans fatty acids, primarily found in dairy products (butter, cream and to a lesser extent milk), the ruminant meat (beef, lamb) and frying oils and hydrogenated oils (found in industrial products such as biscuits, ready meals) are avoided.

The omega-6 fatty acids contained in vegetable oils, eggs, meat and certain fish. It is a substance that we consume too in the West and whose ratio is expected, according to some experts, respectively be an Omega 3 Omega 6 for five.

The drinks and sugary foods because sugar feeds cancer cells directly when present.

Nothing new under the sun but it is a balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle can prevent the best development of cancer cells. The power supply cannot of course be the only health factor.


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