Epigenetic Signature Found in Blood Predicts Chances of Getting Breast Cancer

If a woman could get a blood test telling her whether or not she’s likely to develop breast cancer, preventative measures could be taken, doctors could monitor her health, and she could explore potential options even before the cancer has started. A blood test like this could be possible as a result of new research … Continue reading Epigenetic Signature Found in Blood Predicts Chances of Getting Breast Cancer

Epigenetic Marks on DNA May Indicate Breast Cancer Risks

It’s hard not to know someone who has been affected by breast cancer. Nearly one in eight women will battle this disease in her lifetime and for those women affected it becomes the battle for their life. Early detection and medical advances stem the tide of this disease, but each study brings us a little … Continue reading Epigenetic Marks on DNA May Indicate Breast Cancer Risks

How depression and breast cancer are linked

Scientists have discovered that depression and breast cancer may be intricately linked. A 2017 study published in the prestigious British Medical Journal found that those who exhibit “psychological distress” are 32 percent more likely to die from cancer in general. Antidepressants may lead to breast cancer   The first connection has to do with pharmaceutical antidepressants. “Estrogen receptor (ER)-positive” breast … Continue reading How depression and breast cancer are linked

Experts discover that walnuts can “change” the expression of genes that fight breast cancer

Walnuts put the “super” in superfood: Not only are they packed with omega-3 fatty acids and polyphenols, but studies have also linked walnut consumption to many health benefits. Just when you thought that walnuts can’t bring anything else to the table, a recent study in Nutrition Research reveals that eating the nuts can alter the genetic behavior of breast cancer cells, … Continue reading Experts discover that walnuts can “change” the expression of genes that fight breast cancer

Iodine Deficiency is a Risk Factor for Breast Cancer

Natural Allopathic Medicine In Dr. Sherrill Sellman’s book, What Women Must Know To Protect Their Daughters From Breast Cancer, she says, “Breast cancer will always be a tragedy that befalls a woman. It tears at the very fabric of a woman’s life rippling out to touch all those in her word. The fears, uncertainties, and pain … Continue reading Iodine Deficiency is a Risk Factor for Breast Cancer

Overweight Fathers May Epigenetically Increase Their Daughters’ Risk of Breast Cancer

Although we typically think the mother has a large impact on her child’s health, epigenetic research is beginning to suggest that a father’s behavior may also have a significant amount of influence. Recently, we posted a blog article on the epigenetic influence a father’s lifestyle has on his children, showing that both mothers and fathers contribute to their … Continue reading Overweight Fathers May Epigenetically Increase Their Daughters’ Risk of Breast Cancer

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, commonly associated with diabetes, increases the risk of heart disease, and liver, colorectal, and breast cancers

In a new study that was published in the Journal of Hepatology, researchers were able to surmise that nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is not only associated with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), but also to cancers that have nothing to do with the liver, such as colorectal and breast cancers. “NAFLD is a very important multi-system disease to which … Continue reading Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, commonly associated with diabetes, increases the risk of heart disease, and liver, colorectal, and breast cancers

Anti-inflammatory foods that prevent breast cancer

Experts suggest that the most effective way to lower cancer risk is by making healthy lifestyle changes. To boost your overall well-being, maintain a healthy weight and eat anti-inflammatory foods that can also help lower your risk of developing breast cancer. According to Alexandra Rothwell, a registered dietitian and a specialist in oncology nutrition, being overweight is … Continue reading Anti-inflammatory foods that prevent breast cancer

Obesity can make breast cancer cells more aggressive

Unlike women who maintain a healthy weight, women who are obese or overweight have a greater risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer. According to a study, which was published in the journal Cell Metabolism, obesity can also make cancer cells more aggressive. The study involved a collaboration between researchers from Heidelberg University Hospital, Helmholtz Zentrum München, and Technische Universität … Continue reading Obesity can make breast cancer cells more aggressive

Research: Eating lentils twice a week can reduce your risk of breast cancer by 24%

Are you already doing everything you can to prevent breast cancer? Sure, you’re exercising regularly, eating a healthy diet with plenty of organic produce, and maintaining a healthy weight, but just how many lentils are you eating? The answer to that last question is more important than you might think, as a recent study shows … Continue reading Research: Eating lentils twice a week can reduce your risk of breast cancer by 24%