Aspirin is well known for its benefits in reducing the risk of stroke and heart disease. New research suggests that regular aspirin use could increase breast cancer survival. Aspirin is known to have anti-inflammatory effects which inhibit production of substances such as prostaglandins which are also produced in greater amounts by tumours.Read more...
Calcium supplementation has well established benefits for bone health in postmenopausal women. In addition, calcium supplementation is important to prevent the decline in bone mineral density associated with many breast cancer treatments, such as aromatase inhibitors. Read more...
The Westmead Breast Cancer Institute is investigating the vitamin D levels of women newly diagnosed with breast cancer, says Kellie Bilinski, a dietitian and the project leader of the institute’s vitamin D research program.
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Population studies have consistently shown that Western eating patterns such as eating a diet containing large amounts of fatty meat, processed foods, refined carbohydrate, and alcohol are associated with increased risk of breast cancer. However, not all research has been able to show that healthy eating patterns, such as diets high in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, fish are associated with reduced rates of breast cancer.Read more...
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