Can walnuts reduce breast cancer risk?
According to a study carried out by researchers from Marshall University School of Medicine, it found that mice who were fed a diet that included walnuts on a daily basis had half the risk of developing breast cancer.
Elaine Hardman, PhD., and team researched to determine what impact having a moderate amount of walnuts in the animals might have, by splitting the mice into groups of two. One group received a diet containing the human equivalent of 2 ounces of walnuts everyday. The other group were fed a normal diet without walnuts.
The team found that the mice fed walnuts throughout their lives developed breast cancer at half the rate of the other mice. Even though the mice who were fed walnuts did develop cancer, their tumors were smaller and less numerous.
According to Andrew W. Saul, PhD. author of Doctor Yourself, Natural Healing, ample intake of Vitamin D, about 2,000 IU/Day, can cut breast cancer incidence by half.
In the summer, the average person should take 1,000 IU of vitamin D if they have at least 15 minutes of sun exposure. In the winter, those with dark skin, or those who have little sun exposure, should take up to 4,000 IU each day.
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- Dave Fuller