Unhealthy Gut Promotes Spread of Breast Cancer, Study Finds

Unhealthy gut promotes spread of breast cance

An unhealthy, inflamed gut causes breast cancer to become much more invasive and spread more quickly to other parts of the body, new research from the University of Virginia Cancer Center suggests. Melanie Rutkowski, PhD, of UVA’s Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Cancer Biology, found that disrupting the microbiome of mice caused hormone receptor-positive breast cancer to become more aggressive….

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Low-Fat Diet Reduces Breast Cancer Mortality

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A low-fat diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and grains reduces the risk of death from breast cancer, according to research that will be presented next month at the American Society of Clinical Oncology conference in Chicago. Researchers followed the diets of 48,835 postmenopausal participants from the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) Dietary Modification (DM) clinical trial and compared incidence rates and…

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Red and Processed Meat Cause Breast Cancer


Red and processed meat products increase the risk for breast cancer, according to a systematic review published in the International Journal of Cancer. Researchers looked at 18 studies and evaluated the relationship between breast cancer rates and intake of red and processed meat. Results showed increased risks for breast cancer with increased consumption of red meat and processed meat by…

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Soy Products & Cruciferous Vegetables Reduce Breast Cancer Treatment Symptoms

Cruciferous Vegetables

Soy products and cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, kale, and Brussels sprouts reduce treatment-related side effects among breast cancer survivors, according to research published in Breast Cancer Research and Treatment. Researchers followed 365 cancer survivors and compared symptoms such as hot flashes, joint pain, fatigue, and memory issues with soy and cruciferous vegetable consumption. Higher intakes of these foods lowered…

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