Breast cancer: How to reduce the risk through the food you eat?

Numerous studies show that there is a clear link between the disorder in the thyroid and breast cancer.  The iodine may be a factor that connects them. This thesis, which is the foundation of numerous investigations is confirmed by the statistics.

The numbers

Today, one of eight American women has breast cancer.  Just 30 years ago, breast cancer was diagnosed in one out of 20 women. This primarily happens as a result of changes in diet and the fact that today people consume less iodine than before. This thesis is supported with several other numbers.

Thus, in Japan where people consume much more iodine through the foods that are rich in this mineral (mostly seafood, fish) there is a significantly lower percentage of people who suffer from breast cancer and have thyroid problems. Genetics is excluded in this case because Japanese women who emigrate to the United States and pass a “Western” diet, the percentage of those who are diagnosed with breast cancer and forms of thyroid dysfunction dramatically grows. The effectiveness of iodine is not only associated with healthy thyroid. Its preventive function in some forms of cancer takes significant place. How much iodine daily the body needs?

The science for the breast cancer

Scientific tests show that if breast cancer are sensitive to estrogen. Exposed to larger amounts of iodine they slow down its growth and the possibility of division. And here is not the end of good statistics for treatment with iodine.

In a study, an American expert said that more than 98% of women by the end of treatment with iodine were free of severe pain. Furthermore, 72% of the respondents were observed with improvement in breast tissue. It should be mentioned that the body needs a minimum of 150 micrograms of iodine a day. However, the deterrent effect is achieved by consuming higher doses. There is no danger if you consume too mush iodine. Since it should not be forgotten that people in Japan consume 12 milligrams of iodine per day, which is 10 times more than the recommended dose.