Home > Articles > Articles of Interest >

Reduce Breast Cancer Risk - Diet - Article
Reduce Breast Cancer Risk - Diet - Article

Reduce Breast Cancer Risk - Diet - Article
Our Price:



Cut Breast Cancer Risk

LifeSource Vitamins

Breast cancer continues to be the most common cancer in women. Diet has been shown to affect a woman's risk of developing breast cancer. For example, fiber from whole grains, fruits, and vegetables, and omega-3 fats from fish have been found to decrease risk, while saturated fat and alcohol increase risk.

In the case of alcohol, some research has suggested that it changes the way the body handles estrogens particularly synthetic estrogens used in hormone therapy-increasing estrogen's cancer-causing effects. Other research has suggested that alcohol robs the body of folic acid (a B vitamin that is sometimes referred to as folate) and leaves it more susceptible to cancer.

The new report, published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, was drawn from a large study known as "Diet, Cancer, and Health." In the sub study, 24,697 cancer-free, postmenopausal women between ages 50 and 64 filled out a detailed questionnaire and then were followed for three to seven years, depending on when they entered the study.

The researchers measured women's alcohol and folic acid intake and compared the results of those who developed breast cancer with those who did not. Higher alcohol was only associated with increased breast cancer risk in the women who got less than 300 mcg of folic acid per day. For these women, drinking on average 10 grams of alcohol (the amount found in slightly more than one glass of wine) per day increased their risk of breast cancer by 19%.

The recommended daily intake of folic acid for adults is 400 mcg. In the current study, alcohol's negative effect on breast cancer risk was seen in women who were getting 75% of this amount. The researchers noted that "only a modest reduction in folate status appears to be necessary for the enhancement of carcinogenesis in association with alcohol intake."

Good sources of folic acid include leafy green vegetables, legumes (such as beans), nuts, and whole grains, but folic acid can be destroyed by many kinds of processing, including cooking. Eating raw salads made from dark greens is a good way to add folic acid to the diet, and most multivitamins contain the full recommended daily amount.

Healthnotes Newswire (May 18, 2006)-New research suggests that women who do not get enough folic acid should avoid alcohol, as that combination puts them more at risk for breast cancer.

Proudly Made in the USA!

Every LifeSource Vitamins product exceeds all regulatory standards and requirements set forth in the FDA's Code of Federal Regulation. ( 21 CFR, part 111 ) as well as all Good Manufacturing Practices enforced by the FDA. CGMP's provide for systems that assure proper design, monitoring, and control of manufacturing processes and facilities. ( CGMP ).

LifeSource Vitamins: Driven by Faith ~ Powered by God

Have Questions on this or any other product or health issue for you or a loved one? It can be overwhelming we know. Call us, we will walk you through what supplements will help you and which ones you really don’t need. It’s what we do! Toll-Free: 800-567-8122

LifeSource Vitamins – Founded in 1992

100% of our profits are donated to Christian Organizations like these and many others worldwide:

Campus Crusade for Christ - CRU

The Jesus Film Project

World Vision

The Tim Tebow Foundation

Compassion International

Samaritan’s Purse

The Herman and Sharron Show on CTN (Christian Television Network) and many more…


E-mail Us: [email protected]

or Call Us: 800.567.8122

We Are Built on Compassion - Driven by Faith & Powered by God!

*Disclaimer: None of the above statements have been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. As always, consult your physician before taking any and all supplements. LifeSource Vitamins. Individual results may vary.

Disclaimer: All the information contained throughout this website is based upon the opinions of the founder of LifeSource Vitamins, Bruce Brightman, and the entire team at LifeSource Vitamins whose relentless research and studies have been ongoing since 1992. Other articles and information are based on the opinions of the authors, who retain the copyright as marked in the article. The information on this site is not intended to replace your health care professional, but to enhance your relationship with them. Doing your own studying and research and taking your health care into your own hands is always best, especially in partnership with your health care professional.

If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medications, or have any medical conditions, always consult your health care professional before taking supplements based on the information on this site.

LifeSource Vitamins: from the nutrients we choose, to the way we run our business, we answer to God in all we do!