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Resveratrol: A promising breast cancer fighter and alternative to HRT

by , 15 August 2013

While Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) is often used to treat menopause symptoms (irregular periods, vaginal dryness and hot flushes), it's also associated with an increased risk of breast cancer. The good is researchers have found that resveratrol, the amazing substance in grape skins and red wine could soon replace HRT. The reason? It helps prevent breast cancer. Read on to discover resveratrol's healing powers…

As more dangers of HRT are uncovered, more safe and natural alternatives are also being brought to light.

One of these alternatives is resveratrol.

Resveratrol could help eliminate the use of HRT

Resveratrol is a phytoestrogen (a group of plant-derived substances). Numerous studies have shown they can reduce your cancer risk and help your heart. And resveratrol could prove a very powerful phytoestrogen, explains Christine O’Brien of Nutrition & Healing.

The results of a study published in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, “demonstrated the high anti-tumour and oestrogenic activity of resveratrol,” says O’Brien.

This means when researchers compared resveratrol to other phytoestrogens, they found it increased cancer-cell death more than any of the others.

It’s for this reason that researchers believe resveratrol is the ‘most promising candidate as an HRT alternative and chemo-preventive reagent for breast cancer.’

While researchers say they still want to conduct more research to understand how resveratrol suppresses cell growth, if you want to start taking it right away. Dr Jonathan Wright, the natural health specialist behind Nutrition & Healing recommends 200mg to 300mgs daily. As always, check with your doctor before you treat yourself.

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