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Breast Cancer, Prostate Cancer & Role Of Antioxidants

Breast Cancer, Prostate Cancer & Role of Antioxidants

[If you have missed Part-1:do you need to take antioxidants? –click here].

Breast cancer is No.1 cancer

among Indian females.

Before 25 years, only 31% of patients

were below 50 years of age.

However, according to data acquired in 2014,

48% of the breast cancer patients

were below 50 years of age.

More alarming is, that there is an increase in

breast cancer patients in the

age group of 25 to 40 years….

In the same way, prostate cancer

is one of the top 10 cancers among Indian males.

And, in some of the largest cities, it is

2nd most common type of cancer.

Role of ANTIOXIDANTS in Cancer:

These both – Breast Cancer and Prostate cancer are

hormone dependent cancers.

Here, a group of antioxidants known as

isoflavones can help us.

 Isoflavones=mostly found in soybeans.

In your body they are converted into

phytoestrogen, hormone like compounds.

They help to block the growth of hormone-dependent and other cancers.

They reduce hot flashes in menopausal women.

In addition, they also help you to balance your cholesterol level.

Most common isoflavones are

*Genistein and Daidzein.

*GENISTEIN=helps to block the spread of cancerous tumours

It reduces risk of breast and prostate cancer.

*DAIDZEIN=It work with genistein to block enzymes that promote tumour growth.

It Reduces risk of breast cancer.

In addition, they also help to reduce

blood-alcohol levels and relieve hangovers.

Good natural sources of Isoflavones types of antioxidants are:

  • Soy milk
  • Tofu

Cancer can be caused by many factors.

However, proper nutrition, especially

Natural antioxidants would surely help….

That’s all for today

See you next Tuesday with another Tuesday tip

Till then

Take care

Providing simple solution for complexities of life-

Dr. Bhumita Makwana

Your Dietitian and Cosmetic Clinician

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