Breast Cancer Prevention Up And Center Attention

Aren’t we all looking for ways to protect our children now and after they’re grown? What if I told you that you can get a head-start on protecting your daughter from breast cancer by incorporating more fruits, vegetables, and whole-grains into her diet? Breast cancer is strongly linked with high estrogen levels in the blood. When choosing to eat and serve super-fibrous foods, you’re helping to prevent the re-absorption of estrogen back into the bloodstream. Therefor, lowering levels of hormones in the blood, and potentially women’s risk for breast cancer.

In 1991, more than 90,000 women participated in the Nurses’ Health Study II held by T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Forty-Four thousand of those ladies were subjected to several surveys in regards to their food consumption while in High School. Researchers analyzed their fiber intake and paid close attention to any breast cancer occurrences that may have arose.

The women who had a diet with more high-fiber foods had a 16% overall lower risk of developing breast cancer, and a 24 % decrease in a risk of developing breast cancer before menopause. The young, adult women had a 12-19% lower breast cancer risk. Fruits and vegetables showed to have a better chance of lowering the risk. The study also showed with an additional 10-grams of fiber added to your young, adult daughter’s daily routine can cut back her breast cancer risk by 13%!
Based off of these findings I know I will be adding more fruits, vegetables, and whole-grains to not only my daughter’s diet, but our whole family.