Breast cancer is one of the most debilitating diseases for women at all. Still, it is not an ordeal, but can be prevented naturally at least to a certain degree. By appropriate lifestyle adjustments. Read on to learn more about.
THE PHILOSOPHY BEHIND
Although breast cancer can basically hit both genders, in 99% of cases it is the most debilitating type of disease for women at all. According to research at, inter alia, Turgut Özal University in Ankara & Fatih University in Istanbul, both Turkey.
What’s the cause – and how can we circumvent?
In fact, there are some factors we cannot circumvent. Like, inter alia,
- family history
i.e. family members on mother’s or father’s side who had already breast cancer.
- genetic mutations
to specific genes like BRCA1/BRCA2.
- dangerous medications
as those like diethylstilbestrol (DES) which had been prescribed between 1940 and 1971 to avoid miscarriage.
Not to overlook
- age since most cases of cancer are diagnosed after age 50.
LIFESTYLE ADJUSTMENTS – SCIENTIFICALLY VALIDATED
Fortunately yet, there are well some lifestyle factors to ward off breast cancer, as briefly indicated in following.
There are quite some foods to better limit or even avoid, like
- red/processed meat
- products of refined grain
- sugary beverages
according to the American Institute for Cancer Research and the World Cancer Research Fund.
Instead, the American Cancer Society, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. Department of Human Services with the Advisory Committee of both, recommend in their Dietary Guidelines a diet high in
- whole grain
but at the same time low of
- animal products
- refined carbohydrates
This is in line with a Mediterranean-type diet, adding olive oil, as based on research in Spain at, inter alia,
- University of Navarra-School of Medicine in Pamplona
- Universitat Rovira I Virgili in Reus
- University of Barcelona in Barcelona
- University of Valencia
- University of Malaga in Malaga
- Universitario Son Espases in Palma de Mallorca
- University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in Las Palmas
and in the U.S. at, inter alia
- Harvard School of Public Health
- Harvard Medical School/Brigham and Women’s Hospital
(both in Boston, MA)
Also, according to the above mentioned American Institute for Cancer Research and the World Cancer Research Fund, dairy products high in calcium (along with linoleic acid and Vitamin D) may help as well to prevent breast cancer.
Additional lifestyle factors
Based on the aforementioned American Institute for Cancer Research and the World Cancer Research Fund, following adjustments are also advisable in order to ward off breast cancer such as – inter alia -
* Body weight
Manage healthy body weight lifelong to avoid overweight/obesity.
This implies a
* Non-sedentary lifestyle
To limit long periods of TV and other screen watching.
In cases of childbirth, breastfeeding is recommended, decreasing the risk of breast cancer later in life.
IN A NUTSHELL
Breast cancer is one of the most debilitating diseases for women at all. Still, it is not an ordeal, but can be prevented naturally at least to a certain degree. By appropriate lifestyle adjustments, as indicated above.
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