Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Consume Bread may Increase Risk of Breast Cancer

Eating white bread and potatoes can increase the risk of developing breast cancer. As stated by scientists in a recent study conducted by the University of California, San Diego. A study found that people who follow a diet rich in starch (amylum) are more at risk for developing tumors than those who rarely consumed starch. The researchers have not been able to explain this trend. However, they assume that the increased levels of insulin-induced 'refined carbohydrates' such as starch that can stimulate cancer cell growth.


At first, women's intake of carbohydrates is 233 grams per day. Researchers looked at diet in women who experienced disease recurrence following year. Women whose disease relapses were generally increase intake of starches as much as 2.3 grams per day in the first year. Meanwhile, patients who did not experience a relapse generally reduce the intake of starch 2.7 grams per day.

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK. This disease affects about 46,000 women every year. Carbohydrates are the most important fuel for the muscles and vital energy source for brain and central nervous system. Refined carbohydrates like bread contain more starch than from grains (like rice).
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