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