Avoiding Refined Sugar Helps Prevent Breast Cancer

The increased consumption of refined sugar can have serious health consequences, including a greater vulnerability to cancer, and possibly, even a worse outcome.

By: Keith I. Block, M.D.

Several years ago, we saw tremendous growth in the consumption of fat-free and low-fat products. Believing we now had “healthier” versions of everything from salad dressings to our favorite desserts, these products began flying off the shelves, and formerly “forbidden” foods for those watching their diets became acceptable in their reduced fat versions. While perhaps reducing their fat intake, most consumers were unknowingly increasing their sugar intake, as refined sugar was the …

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Cancer Prevention

Making cancer screening, information, and referral services available and accessible to all Americans can reduce cancer incidence and deaths.

What Is Cancer?
Cancer is a term used for diseases in which abnormal cells divide without control and are able to invade other tissues. Cancer cells can spread to other parts of the body through the blood and lymph systems. Cancer is not just one disease, but many diseases. There are more than 100 different types of cancer. For more information, visit the National Cancer Institute’s What Is Cancer?

How Can Cancer Be Prevented?
The number of new cancer cases can …

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Automated Breast Ultrasound

Not only do women with increased breast density have a higher risk for breast cancer, their cancers are much harder to detect in early stages with mammography.

One thing that is known to interfere with the early detection of breast cancer with mammograms is a woman’s breast density. Breast density can make breast cancer difficult for a radiologist to see on a mammogram. Women under age 50 tend to have more density in their breasts than women who are older, but density may be present in women of all ages and is estimated to exist in 40% to 60% of …

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Breast Cancer Rates Drop When Women Add Fibre to Their Diet

A large study of postmenopausal women revealed that when women increased their intake of fibre they could guard against certain type of breast cancer.

By: Natasha Morgan

Here’s what the experts learned:
•    A diet rich in fibre affected only hormone receptor-negative tumors.
•    The kind of fibre women consumed made a difference.

Types of Breast Cancer Tumors
Breast cancer tumors are either hormone receptor-positive or hormone receptor-negative. Hormone receptor-positive cells are fuelled by the female hormones estrogen and progesterone, while hormone receptor-negative cancer cells are not.

What Foods Contain Fibre?
All plant foods contain …

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Can Extra Weight Boost Breast Cancer Rates?

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Obesity creates a greater risk for breast cancer post-menopause, while pre-menopausal women actually have a reduced risk.

By: Anita Mahaffey

Obesity has always been known as a danger to women’s health; however, recent studies have linked obesity and breast cancer in a variety of ways.

Doctors aren’t sure why this link exists and are trying to figure out what ties weight gain to breast cancer. But they are more and more convinced the link is there, and they are urging women to watch their weight and increase their exercise to help stave off breast cancer which is the most common …

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