Breast cancer survival and diet are closely linked together. Researchers and medical scientist study diet closely for any indicators of benefits as well as risk associated with breast cancer. According to a recent Yahoo! News article some vegetables may in fact improve the survival rate of women who have breast cancer. According to the article Chinese women who ate cabbage, broccoli and leafy greens were noted as having an improved survival rate after breast cancer when compared with women who did not eat these cruciferous vegetables, said a US study presented on Tuesday.
Breast Cancer Rates Reduced With Veggies
The discovery was the source of data gathered on 4,886 Chinese breast cancer survivors age 20-75 who were diagnosed with breast cancer ranging from stage one to stage four from 2002 to 2006 and who were part of the Shanghai Breast Cancer Survival study. Women who ate significant amounts of cruciferous vegetables over the 36 months after their diagnosis saw their risk of dying from any cause go down by 27 percent to 62 percent as compared to women who reported that they ate little to no veggies during that period. The risk of dying of breast cancer went down by 22 to 62 percent for the cruciferous veggie eaters, and their odds of enduring a recurrence of breast cancer fell by 21 to 35 percent. Sarah Nechuta, a postdoctoral research fellow at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, reported that the discoveries suggest breast cancer survivors “may consider increasing intake of cruciferous vegetables, such as greens, cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli, as part of a healthy diet.”
Breast Cancer Risk Go Down Healthy Weight Increases
Breast cancer news that is good is exciting. This is good news and one could make a good argument that these vegetables are part of a healthy diet for all women. A healthy diet is essential not only in maintaining good health but also maintaining proper weight. Dr. Seify treats both reconstructive as well as cosmetic plastic surgery patients. Cosmetic plastic surgery patients are sometimes surprised to learn how significant good health and appropriate weight is to their overall cosmetic surgery result. For example, patients who are considering body contouring procedures including liposuction and abdominoplasty should be at or near their ideal body weight in order to experience the best possible results. These procedures should never be misinterpreted as weight loss procedures. These procedures are designed to shape and contour the body. Abdominoplasty is a procedure that removes loose and lax skin in the abdominal area and tightens the muscle that is often stretched during pregnancy. Patients also find that their results will last a lifetime with proper diet and exercise.