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Postmenopausal women: Here's how to decrease your breast cancer risk by 30%!

by , 14 October 2013

It's something all women should know: Women who go into menopause later in life, have a higher risk of developing breast cancer! But, says a new study published in Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, postmenopausal breast cancer doesn't have to be a life sentence. In fact, you can significantly up your chance of survival by just one thing…

It may seem unbelievable but “age is the single-most important risk factor for breast cancer,” says webMD.

And doctors believe that the time you go into menopause increases your risk if you experience it later in life.

The reason?

“This is because a woman who menstruates longer than normal during her life is exposed to more oestrogen and has more ovulations. A longer exposure to oestrogen increases a woman’s risk of uterine and breast cancers,” explains cancer.net.

But just because you’re at more risk if you went into menopause later in life, doesn’t mean breast cancer just signed your death warrant.

New study reveals the power of multivitamins against deadly breast cancers

According to healthline.com, researchers have found evidence that “postmenopausal patients who take multivitamins with minerals on a regular basis have a 30% lower rate of death when compared with those who don’t take the supplement.”

While doctors aren’t entirely sure why this is the case, they believe it’s because multivitamins help you get more Vitamin D.

And as Nutrition & Healing’s Dr Jonathan Wright explains: “Vitamin D targets a protein that cancer depends upon for cell division. This protein, called cMYC, is active at elevated levels in more than half of all types of cancer. Vitamin D slows it down, while at the same time boosting the production of substances that can outright shut it down. As one of the researchers said, vitamin D ‘puts the brakes on cMYC function’ and therefore puts the brakes on the spread of cancer”.

So heed digitaljournal.com’s advice and “choose multivitamins with high levels of vitamin D and the lowest levels of carotenoids (such as beta-carotene), as carotenoids were detrimental. You won’t be sorry.

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