Breast cancer is women’s worst enemy. Prevention is of key importance here, and every women should do everything in her power to reduce the risk of developing this type of cancer. But, how is this possible if you take into consideration that it is caused by a common product we all consume?
Full-fat dairy diet regimen increases the risk of death from breast cancer when compared to low-fat diet. A group of experts at the Kaiser Permanente did a research on the subject.
They revealed the real cause for this. The milk Americans and people from other Western countries drink is full of estrogen and progesterone, because it comes from pregnant cows. Why is this that bad? Well, estrogen stimulates the growth of breast cells, including the growth of the hormone-receptor-positive breast cancer which is produced and stored in fat cells. Low-fat dairy does not contain that much estrogen and progesterone, which is why women diagnosed with breast cancer should follow a low-fat dairy regimen.
Experts conducted a study in order to confirm and seal this claiming. The participants were monitored over 12 years, and they had whole milk, butter, yoghurt, condensed or evaporated milk, pudding, cheese, flan, ice cream and custard on their menu.
The results showed that the participants who had one or more servings of the aforementioned dairy products per day had 65% higher risk of death from any factor, and almost 50% greater chance of death from breast cancer. Those who consumed low-fat dairy products or consumed smaller amounts from the above mentioned product had a significantly lower risk of death.
Keep in mind that this study does not reveal the real connection between breast cancer and full-fat dairy products. What it does is reveal the link between full-fat dairy products and death caused by breast cancer. This sure requires further examination and studies.
Women who are diagnosed with an early stage breast cancer should accept the following advices in order to fight the disease:
- Regular physical activity
- Quit smoking
- Regulate body weight
- Avoid alcohol
- Take any medication that the doctor prescribes
- Eat healthy and cut off processed foods and sugar
Source: Healthy Food Star