Monday, April 23, 2007

Breast Health

A new study in the European journal of Cancer Prevention reports that plant lignans-from sources such as berries, whole-grain cereals and flaxseed- have the ability to reduce the risk of pre-menopausal breast cancer. Women with high plasma levels of enterolactone [metabolized plant lignans], around 12.96 nanomoles per gram, were shown to have 58% reduction of breast cancer risk. Researchers however need to conduct more tests as they aren't sure which of the above sources of lignans, if any in particular , are responsible for the reduction.

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