Researchers Identify the Causes of Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer among the women. Researchers found that 14% of all types of cancer belong to the breast cancer.

Researchers Identify the Causes of Breast Cancer

Avoid food at night

The findings in the in the Journal of the American Medical Association showed that women which was already diagnosed breast cancer may lower the risk of further cancers by avoiding to eat for 13 hours or more each night. The survey is made of 2,413 women with early stage of breast cancer. It was made in the period between 1995 and 2007. The women were of all ages, from 27 to 70 at diagnosis. They were followed in the next seven years after diagnosis. Women who are eating less than 13 hours per night, have a 36% higher risk of breast cancer.

“Prolonging the overnight fasting interval may be a simple, non-pharmacological strategy for reducing a person’s risk of breast cancer recurrence and even other cancers,” said lead author Catherine Marinac, a doctoral candidate at the University of California San Diego Moores Cancer Center.

“Previous research has focused on what to eat for cancer prevention, but when we eat may also matter because it appears to affect metabolic health.”

Patients who avoid to eat longer periods before bed time are sleeping well and has better metabolism state.

“If future trials confirm that habitual prolonged nightly fasting improves metabolic health, this would be an important discovery in prevention that could reduce the risk of cancers, type two diabetes, and cardiovascular disease,” said senior author Ruth Patterson, leader of the cancer prevention program at Moores Cancer Center.

Quit the alcohol consumption

Do you know the dangers related to your alcohol consumption? Most people are not aware of the link of alcohol to cancer.

Excess alcohol consumption is associated with 7 different forms of cancer including breast, bowel, throat, liver, mouth, laryngeal and oesophageal cancer.

Cancer Research UK found that alcohol causes 3,200 cases of breast cancer annually.

“It is not just heavy drinkers who are at risk. Any amount increases the risk.”, said Sir Ian Gilmore, chair of the Alcohol Health Alliance in the UK.

Tip: Every woman needs to check and test her breasts and armpits. If she discovered some symptoms in its early phase, the treatment will be much easier and more efficient.

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