Breast Cancer Risk Can Be Reduced By Eating Fruits

Posted: May 13 2016, 10:15am CDT | by , in News | Latest Science News


Breast Cancer Risk Can be Reduced by Eating Fruits
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  • Female Teenagers who eat Lots of Fruits reduce their Chances of developing Breast Cancer

It has been found that female teenagers who eat lots of fruits automatically reduce their chances of developing breast tumors. Breast cancer risk can be reduced by eating fruits in early life and it can be increased by drinking more in midlife.

A plethora of fresh colorful fruit are a haven for a girl. In fact, it may also be a treat that has healthy effects for the girl’s later development into a full-fledged woman.

Those teen queens who ate a lot of fruits decreased their chances of developing breast cancer later on by a considerable degree, according to a study published in BMJ.

Meanwhile, those females who liked to drink wine and beer tended to increase their chances of contracting the tumors in the mammary area in the more mature years, according to another study published in BMJ.  

However, there is a catch to the liquor question. The alcoholic women may have increased their chances of breast cancer yet they decreased their chances of contracting cardiac disease.

The fine force of fruits for the body beautiful can hardly be overstated. 90,000 female nurses were tracked over a period of two decades.

Half of them provided data regarding their diet from youth to young adulthood. A greater consumption of bananas, grapes and apples during the teen years forestalled the development of tumors in the mammary glands. 

Those young females who ate three servings of these three fruits decreased their chances of developing breast tumors by a whopping 25%. This effect was visible by the time they reached middle age status.

Those females who ate half this recommended amount of fruits, did not fare as well as these part-fruitarian females. Other females that ate kale and oranges also showed similar trends of having benefited from the consumption of these superfoods.

Yet when the fruits were converted to fruits juices, such a healthy effect was not visible at all. This study has clearcut implications for schools since they would be better off implementing the consumption of fruits and vegetables on a daily basis during recess time by students.  

This study does have its weaknesses though. It just shows a link between the consumption of fruits and reduced risk of breast cancer. Correlation does not mean causation.

As for the alcohol study, it was a case of the wine or whiskey being taken in low doses that had a salubrious effect on health. Also the benefits were specifically for heart disease and not for breast cancer. Other life choices could stem heart disease and among these alternatives were taking certain drugs for optimal cardiac functioning.  

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