Estrogen and vegetables

UPDATE 7/07 It is now much more clearly established that foods - specifically fruits and vegetables make a difference in actual SURVIVAL.

Take note of the June 2007 (shown below) study from the Journal of Clinical Oncology, "Greater Survival After Breast Cancer in Physically Active Women With High Vegetable-Fruit Intake Regardless of Obesity".

UPDATE 5/01: A talk by David Heber, UCLA Center for Human Nutrition is featured on the Meeting Summaries page. Please take a look at his comments. He has information on SOY as well.

8/04 Ann Fonfa takes part in the AMAZON listserv which is composed of women interested in alternative therapies for breast cancer. Recently one member posted about the many studies on animal fats and breast cancer. Her complaint was that there were so few (if any) studies on the chemicals in our foods and our environment.

Ann has often thought about the many discussions of genetic mishaps that take place at medical/scientific meetings, genes gone wrong and wondered why no one suggested that perhaps this was happening due to environmental triggers.

Yes, advocates accept this but science has yet to show it. Take a look at:

11/02 A recent study of National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers showed that 14% offer nutritional counseling to cancer patients.

We do not fully understand what it is about a vegetable-based diet that promotes the metabolism and excretion of estrogen. But we know this is useful.

Vegetable cells contain substances called lignins which may be metabolized in the intestinal tract via friendly bacteria, into lignans. Lignans work to normalize estrogen activity. Equol, which is one of the lignans can promote liver metabolism of estrogen when absorbed into the blood of the intestinal tract.

Excretetory functions aid in removing excess estrogen from the body. Excessive estrogen has been indicated as a factor in development of breast cancer. We do not know all the details.

A plant-based diet has been said and shown (to some degree) to aid in the body's dealings with estrogen.

Also see our Section on Food/Water/Products -front page


On dietary matters, more under food issues section

Greater Survival Breast Ca Physically Active&High Veg-Fruit Intake

Journal Clinical Oncology, June 2007

Healthy Eating

Source: Live Expert Q&A Chat 11/21/02

SOY & its Isoflavones Components

Moving into mainstream use

SOY/Phytoestrogen Studies Negative & Positive
Revival Soy Product Studies
Tempe as Eaten in Indonesia
Comments from John Lee, MD
Mammogram Patterns & Soy Intake (China)
Book-Simply Soy: Nature's Own Antidote
Soy, Isoflavones & Bca Risk in Japan
Soy and Breast Cancer Patients
Vegetables/Meat & Exercise - Risk Reduction

Review in European Journal of Cancer 10/00

Exercise & Older Women's Bca Risk
Ecologic Study:Dietary & Solar UV-B & Mortality for Bca
Dietary Changes After Bca
50% Cases Controlled by Diet?
Strength Training Can Affect Risk Factors
Phytoestrogens & Bca Risk-Review Evidence
Adolescent Diet & Risk of Bca
Fruits/Vegetables & Micronutrients Reduce Risk:BCa
Behavioral Risk Factors: Breast Ca
Red Meat Raises Risk of Breast Ca in Pre-Meno Women
Fruits, Vegetables, Soy Foods and Breast Cancer
Luna Bar

Link to a company that supports survivor organizations

Glycemic Index & BCA Risk

Annals of Oncology, 11/01

Aliss T Comments on This Article
Coffee No Cause of Breast Cancer

Karolinska Institute, Sweden 12/01

Advocate's:Diet, Nutr/Natural Supps

For Breast Cancer patients

Bca Chemoprevention-Excerpts

Endocrine-related Cancer, 3/02 retinoids, ganistein, perillyl alcohol, limonene

Combo of Carotenoids, Tocopherols & Retinoids:Bca Risk
Postmeno Bca Associated w/High Intake Omega-6
Total Cysteine Risk of Breast Cancer
Chemoprevent w/green tea/Vit E/Ellagic Acid/Chlorphyllin (Rats)
Dairy Foods & Risk of Bca (Uruguay)

Euro J Cancer Prevention, 10/02

Pre-meno Bca Risk Reduced with Omega-3

J Nutr, 5/03

Antioxidant Supplements & Bca Recurrence/Mortality
Dietary Fat and Breast Cancer

Study in Annu Rev. Nutr, 2000

Premenopause Fat Intake & Risk of Bca
Dietary Fat, Fat Subtypes & Bca Risk
Dietary Omega-3 (Marine) Reduces Risk (Bca)
Chemoprevention & Various Oils: Breast Ca
High-fat Food Choices Associated w/increased risk of breast ca
Healing Cuisine (Nutritionist)

LINK to Meredith McCarthy, lectures, recipes, consultation

Dietary Attitudes/Changes After Breast Ca

Eur J Clin Nutr, 1/04

Intervention Increases Intakes of Micro-nutrients/Phytochem
Common Catalase Genotype & Diet: Lower Risk
Methods & Benefits of Weight Loss: Breast Cancer Survivors
Measurable Effects of Healthy Diet In Women After Breast Cancer
The Body's Cure for Cancer

Mauris Emeka is the author of "Cancerís Best Medicine" and "Fear Cancer No More", posted, 12/04

Flavones Reduce BCa Risk -Epidemiology Study

Cancer Epid Biomarkers & Prevention, 4/05

Dietary Flavonoid Intake and Breast Cancer Survival among Women on Long Island
Antipoliferative/Apoptotic:Selective Phenolic Acids(BCa Cells)

Breast Cancer Res, 1/04

Naturally...You - Homeopathic Solutions for BCa

LINK to website with "some commonly needed remedies in breast cancers, tumors"

High Fructose Corn Syrup linked to HIGHER Estrogen Levels

J Clin Invest, 11/07

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