Link Between Breast Cancer and Estrogen
women produces estrogen, unfortunately not all women process estrogen the same
way. Women can be prone to cancer if
there is an imbalance in the body’s ability to break down estrogen, Research
has shown that the body breaks down estrogen into two different forms. Similar
to cholesterol, it breaks down into “good estrogen” which tends to protect
against tumor formation. But it also can break down into “bad estrogen”, which
can actually promote tumor development. After analyzing the records of over
10,000 women, research has shown that women who produce more “bad estrogen” are
at greater risk for breast cancer. Epidemiology 2005; 14(9): 2137-2142.
Vegetables and Reducing Cancer Risk
the late 1970’s, research has shown that women who eat cruciferous vegetables
have an overall reduced risk of breast cancer. Vegetables such as kale and
Brussels sprouts contain compounds that shift the breakdown of estrogen to the
more protective “good estrogen,” thus protecting against cancer. Epidemiology.
2000 Nov; 11(6):635-40.
Can I Increase My Levels of “Good Estrogen?”
A new more recent study has shown that a whole
food supplement program containing 3.6 grams of dehydrated organic Brussels
sprouts and kale was effective in tipping the delicate balance of estrogens in
favor of the good form.
grown, bio-available kale and Brussels sprouts are now available in a
supplement. Talk to the doctors about how whole food supplementation can
benefit your estrogen metabolism.
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