Diet connected to breast cancer?


There is evidence that Japanese women have a genetic predisposition to process hormones differently than Caucasian women, and this may account for the difference in the rate of breast cancer. It's also true that when Japanese women move to the United States, their granddaughters' rate of breast cancer matches that of U.S. women. Does this prove a dietary connection? Probably, but not necessarily. If it is a dietary connection, it could have more to do with eating more hormone-contaminated meat than with eating less soy. If it's not a dietary connection, it could be that pollution of our environment with xenohormones is much higher than that in Japan, or that when Japanese women come to the United States they use oral contraceptives and HRT (Hormone Replacement Therapy) more than they do in Japan, or that their stress levels are increased here. In other words, there are many factors that can increase or decrease the risk of breast cancer. Current thinking is that the increase in breast cancer and the chronic diseases so common in the United States among Japanese immigrants is crated because they consume more calories, and more of the wrong kind of calories from highly processed foods laden with fake fats (trans-fatty acids such as partially hydrogenated oils, refined carbohydrates, and sugar.

“What Your Doctor May NOT Tell You About Breast Cancer: How Hormone Balance Can Help Save Your Life”, John R. Lee, MD; David Zava, PhD; Virginia Hopkins

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