We noted last week that fiber intake is inversely proportional to breast cancer risk.
EAT MORE FIBER, HAVE FEWER BREAST CANCERS!
Although we don't know all there is to know about breast cancer causes, there are laboratory and clinical studies that have suggested several mechanisms for the breast cancer reduction from fiber.
High fiber intake has been shown to reduce breast cancer tumor growth in mice and that high fiber intake reduced breast cancer incidence in rats. In clinical studies fiber reduces estrogen levels in humans. Fiber delays gastric emptying and increases transport through the rest of the intestines, reducing insulin levels. High fiber diets are found in fewer obese women. You may read more at http://annonc.oxfordjournals.org/content/23/6/1394.full.
Add fiber to the list of those lifestyle changes associated with fewer breast cancers.
BE LEAN, BE ACTIVE, REGULARLY EXERCISE, EAT MORE CRUCIFORM VEGETABLES, EAT RED APPLES, RED GRAPES, STRAWBERRIES, COFFEE AND DARK CHOCOLATE.
Good stuff on that list!
Together we can prevent 86,000 breast cancer cases this year!
This content is general and not personal medical advice. Ask your doctor for your individualized breast cancer prevention plan.