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Breast Cancer: Fight Now! by Aaron Tabor Medical Doctor Posted Mon 23 Aug 2010 7:15am The National Cancer Institute estimates that there will be 207,090 new cases of breast cancer in the United States this year with approximately 39,840 deaths. That is over 500 new cases per day! Fortunately, we are entering an era where much more attention is being focused on actually preventing breast cancer before it happens.  Emerging new ... Read on »
Enterolactone Levels Linked to Lower Breast Cancer Mortality by Aaron Tabor Medical Doctor Posted Fri 11 Mar 2011 10:10am Lignans are a group of chemicals found in plants that have antioxidant activity.  Lignans are also one of the major groups of phytoestrogens because, like other phytoestrogens, they have weak estrogen-like activities.  When consumed, these phytochemicals are converted to the mammalian lignans, enterolactone and enterodiol.  Numerous research stu ... Read on »
Lasofoxifene Reduces Breast Cancer Risk by Aaron Tabor Medical Doctor Posted Mon 08 Nov 2010 8:33am Drugs like the anti-estrogen tamoxifen and the selective estrogen receptor modulater (SERM) raloxifene have been shown to reduce breast cancer risk and possibly be an important part of a person's breast cancer prevention strategy . In fact, tamoxifen has been approved for breast cancer prevention for more than a decade now.  Despite this, few wom ... Read on »
Broccoli Phytochemical Might Inhibit Breast Cancer Stem Cells by Aaron Tabor Medical Doctor Posted Thu 22 Apr 2010 7:57am Broccoli is rich in a number of phytochemicals including sulforaphane and indoles that have been implicated as important cancer fighting compounds.  The potential benefits of broccoli and the phytochemicals found in broccoli have been studied in a number of cancers, including breast cancer.  A new breast cancer study ( Abstract 4271 ) prese ... Read on »
Curcumin Analog Has Breast Cancer Fighting Properties by Aaron Tabor Medical Doctor Posted Wed 11 Aug 2010 7:31am Curcumin is the main component of turmeric, a spice derived from Curcuma longa, a member of the ginger family.  Some of my previous blogs have discussed the potential breast cancer fighting benefits of natural curcumin as well as a couple of curcumin-derived compounds.  The results of these studies to date have been very positive, showing curcum ... Read on »
Lignans and Fatty Acids From Flaxseed Might Reduce Breast Cancer Growth by Aaron Tabor Medical Doctor Posted Thu 27 May 2010 6:38am Research has shown and continues to show that flaxseed can have numerous health benefits , including breast health and heart health, when included in the diet.  The health benefits of flaxseed have been attributed to its content of lignans , like secoisolariciresinol diglucoside (SDG), and omega-3 fatty acids ( alpha-linolenic acid ).  These comp ... Read on »
Lignans Decrease Breast Cancer Risk Biomarkers by Aaron Tabor Medical Doctor Posted Fri 27 Aug 2010 6:39am Plant lignans are natural polyphenol compounds found in many plants.  The main plant lignan, secoisolariciresinol diglycoside (SDG), is converted to two mammalian enterolignans, enterolactone and enterodiol, by bacteria normally present in our intestines.  Numerous research studies have reported that lignans have multiple health benefits.  Among ... Read on »
Bambangan Seed Extract Inhibits Breast Cancer Cell Growth by Aaron Tabor Medical Doctor Posted Wed 14 Apr 2010 7:29am Bambangan (Mangifera pajang) is a fruit in the mango family that is native to Malaysia.  The kernel of this fruit has been shown to be rich in antioxidants like gallic acid and rutin .  A new study reports that extracts of the bambangan kernel might have breast cancer fighting properties. In this breast cancer study , researchers cultured bo ... Read on »
Berries and Ellagic Acid Might Help Suppress Breast Cancer by Aaron Tabor Medical Doctor Posted Wed 16 Jun 2010 9:43am Berries (raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, etc) are rich in a variety of antioxidant phytochemicals.  It is these antioxidants phytochemicals that have been linked to some of the health benefits attributed to consuming berries.  One of the most abundant antioxidant phytochemicals found in many berries is ellagic acid, which has been reporte ... Read on »
Fish Oil & Vitamin D Combination for Breast Cancer Protection by Aaron Tabor Medical Doctor Posted Tue 06 Jul 2010 7:01am Omega-3 fatty acids, especially those found in some fish, and vitamin D are two of the most popular dietary supplements.  This is because there is growing evidence that both vitamin D and the omega-3 fatty acids have several benefits for human health, including possible cancer fighting properties.  However, few studies have examined the possible ... Read on »