Women who are positive for the BRCA1 gene are known to have poor DNA repair. These women may benefit from PARP inhibitors. BRCA1 is associated with aggressive and often lethal breast cancer as well as colon cancer.
Niacinamide, a B Vitamin, may help breast cancer and ovarian cancer patients. Recently another gene associated with poor DNA repair has been identified. This gene, RAD51D, is associated with increased risk for ovarian cancer. PARP Inhibitor drugs as well as Niacinamide may also be of value to these women.
I have cancer, what should I eat? There are many factors that go into an anti-cancer diet. According to recent research “a change in diet can have an impact on cancer risk” demonstrating that a diet higher in protein and lower in carbohydrates can inhibit the growth of cancer cells.
Carotenoids, natural antioxidants and immune modulators, contribute to protecting our cells from the damage that is part of the physiology of both aging and cancer. Choose the most deeply and richly colored foods to get a good dose of cancer protection from carotenoids every day. A diet low in carotenoids over the long term has been associated with higher risk for some cancers.
A low level of this important vitamin may increase risk of cancer, high blood pressure, depression, bone loss (osteoporosis), cardiovascular disease, diabetes, infections and auto-immune diseases (arthritis, thyroid disease, lupus, multiple sclerosis to name a few) Here is a compelling video in which journalist Diane Sawyer interviews Dr. Mehmet Oz.
A study of more than 100,000 men and women over 14 years finds nonsmokers who followed recommendations for cancer prevention had a lower risk of death from cancer, cardiovascular disease, and all-causes.
A recently published study finds low blood levels of vitamin D may promote more aggressive breast tumors.
The relationship between between low vitamin D levels and higher risk of developing breast cancer has been previously documented in numerous studies. Women with inadequate intake of Viamin D or with low blood levels (below 55ng/ml) have very poor prognosis and higher risk of metastatic disease and death from breast cancer.
Here is a an exceptional lecture that is full of hope and a path to health for cancer patients. It ‘s an hour long but well worth watching.
It is not enough for a cancer patient to receive appropriate conventional therapy for his or her disease. To improve quality and quantity of life, a regimen of good nutrition is essential
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