Women who eat 3 peaches or nectarine daily, reduce the risk of developing estrogen negative breast cancer (breast cancer) during postmenopause by 41%. And women who at least once a week consume blueberries reduce the risk of this cancer by 31%. Such data were obtained during one of the largest and longest study of women’s health, depending on their diet.
Although only about 20% of breast cancer cases are estrogen negative (ER), they represent a disproportionately high proportion of deaths from breast cancer because of their poor prognosis. The mortality rate for this type of cancer is 50-70% higher than in breast cancer with positive receptors for estrogen. Paradoxically, estrogen negative breast cancer can be more easily prevented by a healthy diet than estrogen positive type of cancer.
For example, recently in one large study, a reduction in the risk of developing estrogen negative breast cancer was shown to be 18% with a high intake of vegetables than the risk of developing estrogen positive cancer.
In this new study, scientists studied the diet of 75,929 postmenopausal women starting in 1984. Questions on food were sent to the participants of the study every 4 years. The results were completely unexpected: even women who ate the largest amount of fruits and vegetables showed only little protection against estrogen negative breast cancer. Vegetables were slightly more effective than fruits: women who ate 5.5 servings of vegetables a day lowered their risk of estrogen negative breast cancer by 19%. But these values were statistically insignificant.
However, the researchers suspected that there might be several food products that possess powerful protection against cancer and that these protective effects could be lost in statistics when all the fruits and vegetables were mixed in the women’s diet.
A detailed analysis showed that those women who ate 3 peaches or nectarines on a daily basis reduced their risk of developing estrogen negative breast cancer by 41%, while those women who consumed at least two berries reduced the risk of estrogen negative cancer by 25%.
The team of researсhers found that the sрeсifiс сomрounds that maкe сanсer сells сommit aрoрtosis are not stable when heated.
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