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Statin Cholesterol Drugs and Invasive Breast Cancer

What does breast cancer have to do with cholesterol? There are many potential mechanisms by which cholesterol boosts breast cancer growth. For example, our bodies make estrogen, which is correlated wi…

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Cholesterol Feeds Breast Cancer Cells

One in eight American women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. There are a number of compounds in plant foods that may protect against breast cancer by a variety of mechanisms. I’ve…

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Cut Breast Cancer Risk With These Everyday Habits

Studies have found that eating fruits and vegetables, especially carotenoid-rich ones, helps reduce breast cancer. There are numerous scientific studies to support this. Let’s go into some of the deta…

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5+ Things To Know Before Getting a Mammogram

Ahhh being a woman. It comes with many joys and unique talents. It also comes with extra bodily issues that men rarely have to deal with. Like a monthly cycle. Or child birth. Or the fear of losing ou…

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Go Nuts for Breast Cancer Prevention

That Black Women’s Health Study I profiled in my last Care2 column Prevent Breast Cancer by Any Greens Necessary was out of Boston University. Across the Charles River, the Harvard Nurse’s Health Stud…

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Prevent Breast Cancer by Any Greens Necessary

Recently a study of 50,000 African-American women was published, a sadly neglected demographic when it comes to nutritional science and, in fact, medical research generally. Certain African population…

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5 Numbers to Know for Breast Cancer Risk Reduction

By Anne-Marie Botek, AgingCare.com Editor In 2012, nearly 40,000 women will die from breast cancer, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS). Only lung cancer tops the gender-biased blight as…

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Parabens and Breast Cancer

Two of my recent Care2 blogs covered how and why to make your own homemade personal care products. I included some rules and tools to help us all make our own home brews, in Homemade Pomegranate Beaut…

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The Dangers of rBGH in Your Milk

Photo Courtesy Of:  iStockphoto/Thinkstock Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women. If you're a woman, your chance of getting breast cancer in your lifetime is about one in eight. Re…

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