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Coffee Helps Prevent Breast Cancer Recurrence

Researchers from the Lund University in Sweden found that breast cancer patients who are being treated with Tamoxifen are less to experience a recurrence of the disease with moderate to  high coffee consumption.  Maria Simonsson, doctoral student in Oncology at Lund University and colleagues report that breast cancer patients who take the drug and two or more cups of coffee daily had lower recurrence rates compared to patients who consumed one cup or less. The investigators followed 634 breast cancer patients from southern Sweden for about five years. More than 300 patients took Tamoxifen. The drug is a common hormone […]

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Omega-3 Fights Breast Cancer

A new study that was recently published in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, shows clear evidence that continuing exposure to omega-3 fatty acids lowers the risk for breast cancer. Researchers believe that omega-3 to be the driving force in the prevention of breast cancer. The most common form of cancer in women is breast cancer and is considered the second leading cause of cancer death among females.  It has been a belief by advocates for breast cancer that diet may be of great help in cancer prevention. However, studies conducted to prove such claim lack clear evidence and human studies […]

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A new study shows that choosing between high-fat and low-fat dairy products can make a difference for breast cancer survival. Candyce Kroenke, ScD, MPH, from Kaiser Permanente in Oakland, California reports that their study is the first to show the association between these factors and breast cancer mortality. The observational study published recently in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute showed that a high-fat dairy intake of at least half a serving daily increased the risk of dying from the disease breast cancer while consuming low-fat dairy did not affect recurrence or survival. Previous studies have shown that dairy […]

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Breast Cancer Awareness a Must for Young Women

The incidence of advanced breast cancer in younger women has been slowly but steadily increasing since 1970, according to findings that were recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Dr. Rebecca Johnson, medical director at Seattle Children’s Hospital said that the number of cases has tripled for metastatic breast cancer in women under the age of 40. While the number of advanced breast cancer is increasing, no such trend was found for diagnoses of earlier breast cancer in younger women.  Johnson is uncertain of what’s driving the increase, as the study only looked at the number of […]

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A study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute gives women more reason to eat their carrots and other yellow fruits and vegetables. A team of researchers from Brigham & Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School conducted an analysis of eight studies which involved about 7,000 women tested for blood carotenoid levels and their risk for breast cancer. Carotenoids are organic plant pigments that have been known to help fight against chronic diseases such as cancer. These micronutrients are found in many fruits and vegetables that are usually colored yellow to deep red. There are over 600 types […]

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