Mushrooms vs. Breast Cancer

Based on current data, 12.4% of women in the United States will develop breast cancer during their lifetimes. This estimate is based on a report published annually by the National Cancer Institute’s Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program. This means that each of us has about a 1 in 8 chance of being diagnosed with breast cancer.

The good news?

Only about 5-10% of breast cancer cases are thought to be hereditary, meaning they result from gene mutations passed on from a parent. Lifestyle factors have a huge impact and through them, we can take steps to positively influence our health and minimize our risks of disease.

Did you know that one of the most powerful weapons in your arsenal against breast cancer may be the common button mushroom? Check out this short (~2 minutes) video from Dr. Michael Greger of Nutrition Facts:

I don’t know about you, but I’m incorporating at least five button mushrooms a day into my diet! Stay tuned – next week, I’ll share a few easy ways to enjoy them. Don’t miss a post – fill in your e-mail and subscribe to the blog below!

 

 

Citations:
https://www.cancer.gov/types/breast/risk-fact-sheet
http://www.cancer.org/cancer/breastcancer/detailedguide/breast-cancer-risk-factors

Disclaimer: The information contained on this site is not medical advice and is not intended to prevent, diagnose, treat, or cure any disease. If you have a medical issue, see your physician or other health professional.