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Published: Sat, March 11, 2017
Medical | By Garry George

Beware! Coloring your hair can up chances of breast cancer

Beware! Coloring your hair can up chances of breast cancer

In fact, for some breast cancer survivors, soy consumption was found to be tied to longer life.

According to nonprofit Breastcancer.org, one in eight women in the United States will be affected by breast cancer in their lifetime.

It has been found that soy is a rich source of isoflavone - a plant derived compound, which is a class of phytoestrogens that halts the growth of hormone-sensitive breast tumours.

Her advice to women: "I would say that from all of the studies that we have, absolutely it's safe for you to get pregnant after breast cancer".

A new study helps to resolve this question. "Our results suggest, in specific circumstances, there may be a potential benefit to eating more soy foods as part of an overall healthy diet and lifestyle", said lead researcher Fang Fang Zhang, M.D., Ph.D., a nutrition and cancer epidemiologist at Tufts University.

Oestrogen-receptor negative (ER-negative) breast cancer is an aggressive form of postmenopausal breast cancer.

Patients with breast cancer or probably any other cancer should control their body weight as a study linked pre-diagnosis weight and post-diagnosis weight gain to increased risk of breast cancer recurrence, which is the main cause of death. The women completed food-frequency questionnaires, so researchers could estimate how much soy they consumed. The researchers found no associations for soy-consuming women who had hormone receptor-positive tumors or those who received hormone therapy.

On today's edition of "The Doctors", the doctors discuss a potential incredible breakthrough when it comes to the different issues related to breast cancer. And a 2009 study that included 5,000 Chinese breast cancer survivors concluded that those who consumed the most soy did better in the four years following diagnosis and treatment.

Due to this difference, it's not known whether breast cancer patients should consume isoflavone or prevent it.

But there are some limitations to the study.

Cathy McIsaacs is a registered dietician at UVM Medical Center.

Even with new research, Anders says, she's still hesitate about soy. An important result despite Italian women are not very good in prevention.

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