Intermittent fasting, or intermittent energy restriction, is an umbrella term for a diet which involves cycling between a period of significantly reduced caloric intake (fasting) and a period of regular eating.
“Diet” or “dietary restriction” is what most of us think of as “going on a diet”, that is, reducing caloric intake.
Eating fewer calories.
Those of us with estrogen-positive breast cancer who reduce our risk of recurrence by blocking the body’s estrogen production (aromatase inhibitors) … often find that weight gain is a direct side effect.
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Broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables (such as arugula, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, collard greens, cauliflower, and kale) “contain a molecule that inactivates a gene known to play a role in a variety of common human cancers” although you can’t eat your way to cancer suppression.
Scientists at Harvard Medical School’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center discovered that an enzyme which plays a role in many cancers “can be inhibited with a natural compound found in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables.” Their research is preliminary, focused on prostate cancer prone mice and human cells.
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Doctors should resample patient tissue should cancer spread, rather than relying on the initial biopsy, according to research focused on estrogen-positive breast cancer.
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