Breast cancer patients who cut down on their calorie intake may prevent the spread of cancer, reports the Independent. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among women. It is the most common type of cancer among women in the United States.In 2008, there were over 400,000 deaths from breast cancer worldwide and this type of cancer accounts for about 22 percent of all cancers.
The study, published in Breast Cancer Research and Treatment journal showed that calorie restriction stops TNBC from spreading to other parts of the body.
TNBC or triple negative-breast cancer, is an aggressive, fast-growing type of breast cancer. At least 15 percent of all breast cancers in the U.S. are TNBC.The study, which used laboratory mice, showed that TNBC appeared to decrease after a calorie restrictive diet and radiation therapy.
Mice that were given 30 percent less food compared to mice fed with normal diet, appeared to have decreased their generation of some type of MIRs. The study showed that these MIRs are raised in TNBC. The link to MIRs can help scientists determine which cancers that are likely to metastasize and develop a new drug to cure cancer. Decreasing MIRs increases healthy proteins, preventing cancerous tumors from spreading.
The study, done by the Department of Radiation Onconology at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, also showed that metabolism is key in the treatment of cancer patients.
The National Cancer Institute estimates breast cancer will be responsible for about 40,000 deaths in 2014. In 2011 over two million women in the United States were diagnosed with breast cancer.
Studies show that it is mostly women, especially older women, who suffer from breast cancer. Women, however, may reduce these risks of breast cancer by drinking less alcohol, maintaining a healthy weight, and breastfeeding.
TNBC responds to chemotherapy. This remedy, however, can slow a cancer patient's metabolism, causing weight gain.
Dr. Chi Van Dang, one of the editors of Cancer and Metabolism said, " it has become self-evident that metabolism and bioenergetics are regulated by cancer genes and are intimately linked to the growth and survival of cancer cells. The obesity pandemic connected to increased cancer risk further underscore the importance of richer understanding of cancer and organismal metabolism."
Research is increasingly finding a link between a healthy weight and successful health outcomes. In addition to making you look and feel better, slimming your waistline can help you recover from serious illness.
Studies have shown that cancer patients who gain weight during treatment will likely have a less effective result than those who watch their calorie intake.
Calorie restriction and exercise are factors to an effective weight loss plan.A holistic approach to weight management is aromatherapy.There were studies or research linking aromatherapy to weight loss. Dr. Alan Hirsch, Neurological Director of the Smell &Taste Treatment and Research Foundation, said that the sense of smell can help curb appetite.A special mechanism in our brain tells us whether we are hungry or satisfied, according to Dr. Hirsch. Inhaling a particular scent can stop those hunger pangs, Dr. Hirsch stated.The more people used scents, the more they can control hunger.It becomes easier and the more they can shed unwanted pounds.
Aromatherapy is an alternative health science that boasts numerous medical benefits. It treats several ailments through the sense of smell. It helps in the treatment of stress, obesity,cancer dementia, and can help in pain reduction.
Diana Ross, a certified medicinal herbalist at Breast Cancer Yoga, said that aromatherapy can be utilized to alleviate side effects from chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Products likeHome Spa, a 100 percent natural aromatherapy shower sprays is great way to pamper ourselves and enjoy the benefits of pure essential oils.
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