According to a journalist for the prestigious journal Science (November 29, 2013), “Cholesterol….when metabolized by the body…turns into a potent estrogen-like molecule that spurs the growth of breast cancer in mice, and perhaps in people.
Let me start with some “bad news.” On November 8, 2010, at the ripe old age of 36, I was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. After the initial shock subsided, and after exhausting my conventional treatment options, I set out to research the connection between cancer and lifestyle factors. This led me primarily down the path of nutrition, and what I learned would change my life, and the life of my entire family, forever
Margarita Restrepo’s boyfriend and musician partner was a seemingly healthful, fit, and avid athlete; however, in May 2011, he was diagnosed with GBM, an aggressive stage IV brain cancer that took him away in only 8 months.
Question: What is your response to: “A role for milk proteins and their peptides in cancer prevention”, by PW Parodi (Current Pharmaceutical Design 13: 813-828, 2007).
The toll from prostate cancer is immense. In the U.S., one out of every ten men will be diagnosed with this devastating disease.
Answer to a Reader’s Question:
Although there are many arguments favoring the nutritional imbalance explanation of cancer, one of the more striking for me was the experimental animal studies discussed in Chapter 3 in my book, The China Study.
As an animal rights activist, I am very curious about your rat studies. My question is hypothetical.
An INVITATION to the READER and the INVESTIGATORS OF THE HARVARD NURSES’ HEALTH STUDY
Holmes et al, using data from the Nurses’ Health Study, report no significant association between breast cancer risk and type of dietary fat consumed, a finding mostly (but not entirely) consistent with earlier reports on this important study.