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« on: May 18, 2000, 10:04:00 AM »
Fatty Meats Bad for Breasts

Obese women who ate a lot of animal fat and protein had the highest risk of breast cancer in a study in Hawaii. Epidemiologists from the University of Hawaii asked 272 postmenopausal women who had been treated for breast tumors how often they ate 43 foods in a usual week. They compared their answers with those of 296 women who lived in the same area but were cancer-free.

When the numbrrs were analyzed, the researchers found the most significant association between breast cancer and eating sausage, especially in obese women. The risk was also higher for obese women who  generally ate a lot of meat, including processed cold cuts, beef, lamb and whole milk dairy products. --Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, May-June 1992

Other research confirms these findings: A study from Uruguay, South America, where people eat lots of meat, found that women who ate the most meat had over 3 times the risk of breast cancer as those eating the least. Women eating the most red meat had 4 times the risk. And fried meat was the absolute worst--the top consumers had 5 times the risk of this form of cancer. --International Journal of Epidemiology, January 26, 1996

And other studies show that cheese was associated with a 43% increase of breast cancer. Indeed, S.D.A. vegetarian women who eat lots of dairy products have about the same rate of this cancer as do Americans in general. The fat in these products, as well as various  estrogens, other chemical contaminants and growth-promoting substances are suspected villains. --Good Medicine, Winter 1997, Vol. 6, No. 1

On the other hand, study after study indicates the ultra diet for healthy breast is one that includes plenty of antioxidant rich fresh fruits and vegetables. While all fruits and vegetables are superstars in preventing disease, some deserve top billing against breast cancer.

Deeply colored fruits and veggies--green, yellow, orange and red--with the rich stores of beta and other carotenes, folate and phytochemicals are especially protective.

Compounds in oranges, grapefruit and tangerines can help stop breast cancer cell growth. --Nutrition and Cancer, Vol. 26, No. 2, 1996. Nor should the crucifer family be overlooked--cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli and Brussels sprouts...High fiber whole grains should be included as well as soy products, chickpeas, lentils, limas and the many varieties of other beans. "If we halve our fat consumption and double our fiber intake, you could predict up to 50% less breast cancer in this country," according to Leonard Cohen, Ph.D., cell biologist at the American Health Foundation in New York. --Prevention, May 1992

Many studies have shown that the antioxidant vitamins and minerals--including vitamins A,C,E and selenium--are most clearly identified with breast cancer protection. These nutrients as found in fresh fruits, vegetables, legumes, whole grains and supplements, protect the body against harmful free radicals that attack cell membranes and damage DNA. Women with low selenium and vitamin E levels (they work best together) had 10 times greater risk of developing breast cancer. --Let's Live, February 1991. Indeed, Nobel laureate, Linus Pauling's research showed that patients with cancers of the breast, ovaries, uterus and cervix had a life expectancy 20 times longer when they took vitamins and minerals. --Let's Live, March 1994. Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), a vitamin-like substance with antioxidant properties, involved in energy metabolism, is likewise beneficial in protecting the breast.

Garlic has been shown to stop human breast cells from becoming cancerous. This according to researchers at New York's Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center can be accompolished by eating 1/2 to one clove several times a week. Other researchers found all garlic--raw, cooked, powder, extract or capsules--equally effective in this process.

"Breast cancer is essentially a dietary disease, just as lung cancer is essentially a smoking-related disease," says Robert Kradjian, MD., a breast surgeon for nearly 30 years and author of "Save Yourself From Breast Cancer."  "If you want to avoid breast cancer, then learn to live like billions of women on this earth who will avoid the disease. Eat as the women in protected countries do--a diet high in protective vegetables, fruits and fiber--a plant based diet." --EarthSave, Winter, 1996/7, vol. 7, No. 4.

Physical activity (exercise) rounds out a complete program of breast cancer prevention. Women who exercise at least 4 hours a week or have physically demanding jobs, have a significantly reduced risk of breast cancer, according to a study in the New England Journal of Medicine, May 1, 1997. This in agreement with other studies showing that physically active women fare better in avoiding various cancers.  

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« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2000, 08:05:00 PM »
Dear Sister Suzanne,

This is GREAT information that we can never see too much of.

The Cancer Research Institute reviewed over 4000 dietary studies and published their findings about 2 years ago. They concluded that nearly 70% of cancers in general are preventable.

We have to realize that commercial medicine benefits from the treatment of disease, not Prevention.

The take home point...If SDA's are not preaching it, who will? I encourage you to keep posting these very important messages.

In the Blessed Hope

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« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2000, 04:25:00 PM »
More breast cancer info:

Among a group of women with a family history of breast cancer, those who began eating more vegetables and less beef and pork has less damage to their DNA, the genetic material that controls the function of all the cells. There is strong evidence that damaged DNA leads to cancer.

For this study (the Women's Healthy Eating and Living study), women were asked to eat 5 servings of vegetables, 16 oz. of fresh vegetable juice and 3 servings of fruit a day. The strongest protection came from cooked veggies--possibly because the vegetables we usually cook tend to be the most nutrient-dense, ie., sweet potatoes, carrots, brussels sprouts and of course broccoli. --Journal of the American Dietetic Association, May 1998.

Good health to all.

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« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2000, 09:28:00 PM »
Has anyone approached the subject of Chocolate in reguards to the incedence of breast cancer in women, since so many seem to enjoy it?

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« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2000, 10:13:00 AM »
A Stroll in the Sun May Save Your Breast

Researchers who analyzed health data on nearly 5,000 women found that breast cancer risk in women who reported getting the most sun exposure was 30 to 40 percent lower than the risk among women who got the least sun. A similar reduction of risk was found in women who lived in sunny climes. (Study presented at the Dept. of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program Meeting, Nov. 1997).

Of course, prolonged, unprotected exposure to sunlight has been frowned upon as of late because of the damage to the ozone.

The researchers brought out that while the exact dosage of sunlight needed for optimum health is unknown it is indeed  prudent to get some daily to benefit from the sun's cancer-fighting power.

Inspiration: "Pure air, sunlight, abstemiousness, rest, exercise, proper diet, the use of water, trust in divine power--these are the true remedies. Every person should have a knowledge of nature's remedial agencies and how to apply them. It is essential both to understand the principles involved in the treatment of the sick and to have a practical training that will enable one rightly to use this knowledge." --Ministry of Healing, p. 127.

Healthfully yours,
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« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2001, 10:11:00 AM »
Well, here we go again,--another study contradicting what has previously been shown regarding how to prevent and treat a well known health problem.

The February 14, 2001, issue of the Riverside Calif. Press-Enterprise pointed out that a large Harvard study has found that eating a diet high in fruits and vegetables failed to lower women's risk of developing the dreaded breast cancer. The researchers found this to be puzzling, since a high fruit-and-vegetable diet has proven beneficial in heart disease and some kinds of cancer. Details of the study are published in the current "Journal of the American Medical Association.

Let's explore further the role diet plays in this malady. It is indeed instructive to call to mind how Dr. Loraine Day dealt with her breast cancer. She made the most interesting observation that she did not get relief with just the diet aspect of the treatment but had to implement ALL of the 8 laws of health as advocated by the "Spirit of Prophecy."  These include proper diet, rest, exercise, getting pure air and  sunlight, abstemiousness, use of water and trust in divine power. Each has its place and must be implemented in a TOTAL PROGRAM involving the true remedies for this or any other problem.

Some aspects of the total program:

* Eliminating all meat and animal products. This has been addressed in previous posts and cannot be overemphasized. Then too, these items have to be replaced by lots of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, legumes and nuts, which provide fiber, phytochemicals, and various other known and unknown nutrients that fight cancer and other maladies.

* Getting adequate exercise has also been addressed, as has the importance of sunlight.

* Another important point. A pilot study reported that the odds of developing breast cancer were reduced by 79 percent on average among those who drank an adequate amount of water each day. Remember the 8-eight ounce glasses a day rule. --Environmental Health Perspectives (1995) 103 Suppl 8:225-231.

* And yes, avoiding certain substances is a vital point. Alcohol, cigarette smoking (and secondhand smoke), sugar, hair dye, and  pesticides have all been implicated in this dread disease...

Synthetic chemicals have been slowly infiltrating our environment for over 50 years. Now startling evidence shows chemical pesticides may be a primary culprit in the rise of cancer incidence.

* Constipation is likewise involved, as well as blue moods, depression and low self-esteem. Studies show tha feelings of helplessness are linked with the progression of breast cancer.

* The other laws of health are indeed important and don't forget to trust in divine power. This may be the most important of all. Let the Lord direct you to your pathway to wellness and healing.

"Without a knowledge of health principles, no one is fitted for life's responsibilities."    

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« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2001, 03:19:00 PM »
To Borrow a coined term, the 8 Laws are :
"Good Health In One Package" but here is another perspective on Breast Cancer :

Burn Your Bra, Revisited
A new study shows that wearing a bra is linked to higher incidence of breast cancer. Women who wear a bra 24 hours a day are 125 times a likely to develop cancer as women who donąt wear one at all, according to medical anthropologists Sydney Ross Singer and Soma Grismaijer. In a study involving 4,700 women, those who never wore a bra had the same incidence of breast cancer as men a rare condition. Women who wore bras for more than 12 hours but did not sleep in them had 21 times the risk as women who wore a bra for less than 12 hours.
It is postulated that lymphatic vessels are blocked by the bra, keeping lymphocytes (white blood cells) from their role in destroying abnormal cells, and leading to malignancies. However, even without knowing the exact mechanism, the correlation is significant: 4 to 12 times as great as the connection between smoking and lung cancer. Singer and Grismaijerąs book, Dressed to Kill: The Link Between Breast Cancer and Bras, elaborates on their research.
The new drug Tamoxifen, which is getting a lot of attention in the press as a cancer preventative, also increases the risk of ovarian and uterine cancer, fatal blood clots, and cataracts. Clearly, pharmaceuticals will not prevent cancer and are likely to increase risk. Lifestyle changes offer important protections, but they donąt put money in manufacturersą pockets.
The research raises an interesting question. Women with large breasts are more likely to find it difficult to go without a bra, which leads to some conjecture about the possible correlation between breast size and breast cancer. The authors suggest that more studies are needed.
Dressed to Kill : The Link Between Breast Cancer and Bras
by Sydney Ross Singer, Soma Grismaijer
Avery Pub Group, ISBN: 0895296640

Before you go and throw out your Bra, consider this.
The study did not differentiate on the type of materiall used for a Bra which could change the results significantly. Some information I read a while ago suggested (based on a brief study)that the synthetic materials which do not "breathe" hold more heat in the area which is also one of the possible causes of breast cancer. This is even true for men's under clothing and prostate cancer, similiar situation. As the writer said, more study is required.

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« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2001, 09:13:00 PM »
Sorry I don't have the info at hand but I recently heard of a study showing a decreased chance of breast cancer among women who breastfeed their babies, with those nursing their children the longest showing the greatest risk reduction.  I am sure that more info could be found through the La Leche League web site.

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« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2001, 01:55:00 PM »
Juju,
    welcome aboard TRO. Yes, there was a report on the reduction of the incedence in BReast Cancer with women who breast fed at least 3-4 months. The results were more consistent with women who breast fed 6-12 months. This period I found consistent with the child's development of lipase and amylase a twhich time breast feeding should stop anyway.

Here is the link for anyone who wants to read the full report from Cornell University.

http://www.cfe.cornell.edu/bcerf/FactSheet/Diet/fs29.brfeed.cfm

Here is one section of the article :
May 1999 Fact Sheet #29
PROGRAM ON BREAST CANCER AND ENVIRONMENTAL RISK FACTORS IN NEW YORK STATE (BCERF)


How might breast-feeding influence the risk of breast cancer?

There are several ways that breast-feeding may influence the risk of developing breast cancer. Breast-feeding may


Cause hormonal changes, such as a decrease in the level of estrogen. Lower levels of estrogen may decrease a woman's risk of developing breast cancer.
Suppress ovulation. According to some studies, women who have fewer ovulatory cycles over the course of their reproductive lives may have a decreased risk of developing breast cancer.
Remove possible carcinogens that are stored in the adipose tissue of the breast (see web site for more information).
Cause physical changes in the cells that line the mammary ducts. These changes may make the cells more resistant to mutations that can lead to cancer.

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« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2001, 04:01:00 PM »
More info on breast-feeding.

Newsweek, Feb. 26, 2001. "The Breast Is Best"

Is further proof needed of the value of mother's milk? It is common knowledge that breast-feeding helps children avoid infections and probably develop smarter brains. Now a new study in "The Lancet" shows that it might also help prevent heart disease, by keeping blood pressure lower later in life.

English researchers examined 130 children between the ages of 13 and 16, born prematurely in a London hospital and monitored closely ever since. The 66 children who had been fed breast milk had a mean arterial-blood-pressure rate 4 points lower than the kids who'd been fed formula as preemies.

The researchers don't know why formula leads to such significantly higher blood pressure, and say it's not due to excess sodium or fat in the mix. (I wonder). Further studies need to be done of full-term babies to see if the difference between milk and formula still holds. But the study is more evidence that breast milk is not only the cheapest but also the healthiest food for babies.


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« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2001, 07:15:00 PM »
One more thought.  If a baby is not breast fed, then most babies in this group will be drinking milk from cows, goats, and other animals. Much of this milk is infected with cancer.

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« Reply #11 on: January 22, 2003, 03:17:00 PM »
More info on Breast Cancer....

Babies are not the only ones who benefit from breast feeding. A new report confirms what medical researchers have long believed: that nursing can protect women from breast cancer--the longer, the better.

According to the study in Lancet, every year a woman breast-feeds she cuts her lifetime risk of developing breast cancer by 4.3 percent. British researchers studied 50,000 women with breast cancer and 100,000 healthy volunteers in 30 countries. "This is pretty convincing," says the National Cancer Institute's Louise Brinton. Scientists believe breast-feeding may change hormone levels or the breast tissue, increasing cancer resistance.  --U.S. News & World Report, July 29, 2002.

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« Reply #12 on: January 22, 2003, 03:41:00 PM »
The Cancer-Protective Power of Water

Drinking enough water has been found to quell hunger pangs, improve mental and physical performance, enhance the function of nearly every organ, and much more. And medical scientists have found that low-water intake is a risk factor for certain types of cancer: colon, breast and cancers of the urinary tract.

Registered dietitian and popular nutrition author Susan M. Kleiner, Ph.D., has studied and written extensively on the health benefits of water. She notes "the more fluid you drink, the faster you flush the toxins and carcinogenic substances out of the body, and the less chance for them to be reabsorbed into the body or concentrated long enough at the site to cause tissue change."

And a most interesting pilot study shows that the odds of developing breast cancer were reduced by 79 percent on average among water drinkers. "In this case, possibly maintaining a dilute solution within the cells reduces the potency of estrogen and its ability to cause hormone-related cancers," Kleiner notes. --adapted from Let's Live, July 2000.

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« Reply #13 on: July 11, 2003, 06:00:00 PM »
Trouble Ahead!

Teenage girls eating the typical American high-fat diet have an increased risk of breast cancer later in life, according to a study by the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia. High-fat diets (McDonald's, Burger King, etc.) increase blood levels of estrogen and progesterone, hormones often linked to breast cancer. Even a small reduction in daily fat intake--about 6 percent--can help reduce these risks significantly.  --adapted from the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, Jan. 15, 2003.

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« Reply #14 on: September 10, 2003, 10:42:00 PM »
Exercise Cuts Breast Cancer Risk

Brisk walking for an hour or two weekly does much to help older women reduce their risk of breast cancer, even if they have used Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) for symptoms of menopause, a study found.

These findings are based on data from a landmark study that linked HRT to breast cancer, heart attacks and strokes. The research suggest that exercise may help counteract--but not cancel out--the slightly increased risk of breast cancer faced by long term HRT users, said lead researcher Dr. Anne McTiernan of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle.

This study also found that the exercise need not be super strenuous for women to reap substantial health benefits. And benefits occur even if exercise is begun relatively late in life.

"We thought it important to determine if moderate intensity physical activities, such as walking, biking outdoors or easy swimming, when initiated later in life, can reduce the risk of breast cancer since these types of activities are achievable for most women," declared Dr. McTiernan. --These findings appear in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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« Reply #15 on: September 11, 2003, 09:57:00 AM »
Preventing Breast Cancer
Second Edition: 1996
April 5, 1998:

Thoughts on x-rays

Past exposure to ionizing radiation --- primarily medical x-rays --- is responsible for about 75 percent of the breast-cancer problem in the United States.
The good news: Since the radiation dosage given today by medical procedures can be significantly reduced without interfering with a single useful procedure, numerous future cases of breast-cancer can be prevented.
The author recommends specific actions to start breast-cancer prevention now, not ten years from now. - 1. Bottom line: The recent increase in breast-cancer incidence is not a mystery. About 75 % of annual incidence is caused by earlier exposure to ionizing radiation, primarily medical x-rays.
- 2. This finding is very good news for women and their families. Knowing that the major cause of a serious disease is preventable represents an enormous step toward controlling the number of future cases of the disease.
- 3. The task is not to reject medical uses of radiation, which are often very beneficial for women. The task is for everyone --- most especially women and their physicians --- to get busy providing those benefits with vastly less harm.
- 4. Radiation dose-levels from mammography have already been reduced by 30-fold compared with doses twenty-five years ago. This study makes it clear that it would be criminal not to make the same serious effort to reduce unnecessarily high doses in other radiation procedures. The author, John W. Gofman, M.D., Ph.D

There is no doubt that ionizing radiation is a proven cause of human breast-cancer; the evidence on this was clear years ago. Everyone should always include ionizing radiation in lists of proven "risk-factors" for breast-cancer.

The key to preventing breast-cancer is to remove one of the necessary co-actors. Ionizing radiation is a major, proven, preventable cause of this disease. Every reduction in radiation dose is guaranteed to prevent a number of cases which would otherwise occur.
- 10. "It is time to use this knowledge, instead of just wringing our hands over the breast-cancer problem. Because of the long and variable incubation time of radiation-induced breast-cancer, cases which will be diagnosed 10 to 50 years from today are being generated now," says Dr. Gofman. So the author urges the medical professions and breast-cancer groups to give a lot more than just lip-service to reducing unnecessarily high doses. "The radiation doses from mammography would never have gone down 30-fold from lip-service alone."

More info on this side of things:  http://www.ratical.org/radiation/CNR/PBC/===============================================


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« Reply #16 on: September 15, 2004, 10:44:00 AM »
More Weight Loss Motivation

Overweight women who lost 20 or more pounds cut their breast cancer risk 21%, according to researchers at the University of Minnesota, who tracked nearly 22,000 women for 7 years.  --Prevention, July 2004.

Comment: Let's not forget that we have it in our power to prevent this deadly malady.

Suzanne


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« Reply #17 on: September 16, 2004, 06:30:00 AM »
Suzanne, Thank you for all the info on Breast Cancer.  I emailed the entire page 1 to my daughter who is going in for testing of breast cancer.  Everyone in my family has had their problem with cancer except me, and I praise God because of it, even with my overweight. But there is no excuse for being over-weight.  As EGW stated many times; no self-denial, not having temperance, over-eating are the hardest to over-come and will keep us out of heaven.

My weight is coming down again, after this last battle of trials, and I praise God for it. BUT, being a vegan vegetarian is still the answer on why we don't have the diseases as those eating the diet of the world. I have claimed God's promise in Exodus 15:26, "....I will put none of these diseases upon thee...."

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« Reply #18 on: September 16, 2004, 09:31:00 AM »
Amen Sister Ele,
It don't always turn out that way due to things that run in ones family....but even that would be so much worse if we ate wrong. I was listening to a ad on tv the other day for statan drugs and they said that diet was not of any help and those that went that way did not get the Cholesterol down. They did tell some simptoms of taking the drug but never mentioned that they take the Q10 out of our body that is so needed to protect the heart. If one has to take the statan drugs to get the Cholesterol down be sure and take 100mg. of Q10 a day to replace what is lost. Even that don't take care it totally, nor can it replace as well, what the body naturally makes. Carol has a good diet and is one of "very few" that has high Cholesterol anyway. But for most diet will help and should be used. I know if we did not watch Carol's diet her Cholesterol would go much higher. I hope that in time we can get her off these drugs. But I am so greatful I researched it and found out about the Q10 loss. We need to keep up on these things if for some reason we need to take these things.

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« Reply #19 on: September 17, 2004, 05:55:00 AM »
Dear Sister Marie,
   I don't know what the side effects are to Carol's drugs, but just last night, on 3ABN Live,  they had another good health  program.  Many topice on health were brought up. She also mentioned that even daily EXERCISE alone, as walking, will reduce cholesterol and reduce glucose in Diabetics. And, as  Suzanne mentioned it is important  even  for those  fighting  Breast Cancer. Many of our Doctors also, I have read mention the importance of exercise for all diseases. Do you walk much with Carol?  Walking is the best exercise for all ages.  
 

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