Preventing breast cancer for yourself and unborn daughter during pregnancy
What if you could change your diet while you were pregnant and prevent breast cancer, not only in yourself, but in your new baby daughter as well? A new study indicates that you be able to do just that. Most of the most highly aggressive breast cancers occur in young women who have a strong family history of breast cancer.
Scientists used a special animal model utilizing mice that are genetically prone to very high rates of breast cancer as adults, just as we see in these women. When these mice were fed a diet high in N-6 fats (as we have in most Americans' diets) 100 percent of the babies grew up to develop breast cancer.
yet, when mothers were fed N-3 oils either during pregnancy or when the newborns were fed an N-3-containing formula after weaning, there was a greater than 40 percent reduction in the incidence of breast cancer when the babies grew up. Incredibly, when given the N-3 oils throughout the pregnancy and after birth, there was an 87 percent reduction in breast cancer as adults.
In this holds up in people, it means that merely adding N-3 oils to your diet during pregnancy and the diet of your baby daughter after birth can virtually eliminate your daughter's risk of developing breast cancer. It is known that DHA can alter the genes in cells, preventing cancer-genes (oncogenes) from becoming active.
Health and Nutrition Secrets (that can save your life), Dr Russell L. Blaylock, MD