Flaxseeds Can Prevent and Kill Breast Cancer ? Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers among women
with one in eight women expected to be diagnosed with breast cancer in their
lifetime. There are many factors contributing to the development of this much
feared disease and diet is a very important one.
researchers are publishing new research almost on a daily basis on what we can
do to reduce our risks of developing the disease, and what we can do to ensure
early treatment if diagnosed. A few studies showed that consumption of
flaxseeds can prevent and even used as a treatment for breast cancer.
fiber, omega 3 fatty acids,
and a very special ingredient called lignan. Studies reveal that it is most
likely the lignans that are responsible for the positive results obtained from
studies on flaxseeds for breast cancer treatment and prevention.
Lignans are classified
as phytoestrogens and that means that they have a weak estrogenic effect on the
body. By acting as an estrogen, phytoestrogens block the estrogen receptors of
the body, thereby reducing the amount of natural estrogen that affects cells.
Flaxseeds and Breast Cancer
BreastCancer.org, 80% of breast cancers are estrogen-receptor positive. By
interfering with natural estrogen processes in the body, lignans may help to
reduce the risk of developing breast cancer, and may even offer additional
options for treatment.
In a review published
in the journal of Integrated Cancer Therapies, researchers reviewed over 1,800
patient records, 10 studies, 2 controlled trials, and a host of other studies
and found that the consumption of flaxseeds may reduce the risk of cancer and
may protect against primary breast cancer.
But as mentioned
above, flaxseeds are not only helpful for reducing the risks of developing
cancer but may offer additional therapy for those patients who are struggling
with the disease.
Flaxseeds as Breast Cancer
In a clinical trial on
flaxseeds published in the journal of Clinical Cancer Research, patients
were given a muffin containing flaxseeds or a muffin without the flaxseeds for
a twelve-week period. The patients who received the flaxseed muffin had
increased apoptosis and decreased cell proliferation in their breast cancer.
Apoptosis is the
process that describes cancer cell death rate. Apoptosis is important in cancer
because generally, cancer cells live far longer than normal cells.
Proliferation is the term used to describe the growth of the tumor. Cancer
cells proliferate quickly, which is why cancer tumors grow and spread so fast.
The study therefore concluded that 25 g of flaxseeds (2.5 tablespoons) daily increased the rate at
which cancer cells died and decreased the speed at which the cancer cells
Flaxseeds may also
play a role in decreasing mortality rates in breast cancer patients. In a study
on 300 breast cancer patients done over a span of twenty three years,
researchers found that women with higher lignans lived longer.
potentially protect against cancer, reduce primary breast cancer, and may even
offer you a natural way to support your breast cancer treatment. For those
suffering from breast cancer, it is important to discuss supplementation and
diet with your oncologist.
How to Consume Flaxseeds
It is important to
realize that flaxseeds need to be ground in order to take full advantage of
their health benefits, as when eaten whole they are more likely to pass through
the intestinal tract undigested. You can grind the flaxseeds using a coffee or
Flaxseed is also one
of the superfoods mentioned in my e-book about superfoods which is part of theNatural Health Revolution Program.
This program will help you to achieve your health, nutrition and weight loss
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