Health Highlights – June 1st, 2007

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  1. Chrysalis Angel says:

    Just letting you know I’ve popped in.

    On the 10 tips for acquiring disease, I do believe they feel alcohol is a no, no for estrogen positive breast tumors as well, something to do with it acting as an estrogen in the body.

  2. Hi Angel, thanks for pointing that out.

    For readers not familiar with the study, alcohol consumption is associated with an increased risk for the development of estrogen receptor positive tumors (meaning breast cancers sensitive to the female hormone estrogen).

    Here’s the study reference for those interested:
    Suzuki et al. Alcohol and postmenopausal breast cancer risk defined by estrogen and progesterone receptor status: a prospective cohort study. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2005 Nov 2;97(21):1601-8.
    View abstract

  3. exasperated (sigh)! I typed in this comment on soy and omega 3’s possibly having estrogen type properties and forgot to enter that darn anti-spam word! Shoot…can’t reproduce it now. Sorry, this comment is no where near the comment I would have left. I’d like to see more studies on all this for pre-menopausal women. Young women are getting b/c. Young Survival Coalition has some statistics of this on their site.