According to the latest news, eating carrots can decrease breast cancer risk. Scientists claim that consuming carrots on a regular basis can cut down women’s risk of developing breast cancer. Breast cancer is a serious illness that affects women in particular.
It was estimated breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in women around the world. For example in 2011, almost 50, 000 female patients were diagnosed with invasive breast cancer. The majority of those who develop this type of cancer are over 50 years old. Younger women can also develop breast cancer.
Nonetheless, in rare cases men can also get the disease, but their rate is lower than women’s. As National Cancer Institute stated, 232, 340 female patients are diagnosed with breast cancer in the USA every year. Even if men have a lower chance of getting the disease, they are still at risk. Annually, in the USA almost 2, 240 male patients are diagnosed with breast cancer. Moreover, experts claim approximately 39, 620 deaths are cause by this disease.
A new study revealed that carrots might reduce breast cancer risk by 60 percent. The pigment beta-carotene found in these vegetables is turned into Vitamin A in order to fight the disease. Also, other fruits and vegetables rich in beta-carotene have the same effect. Experts have been recommending carrots consumption for years as it can cut down the risk of developing serious medical conditions, such as heart issues or cancer.
Nonetheless, a recent study showed carrots play a fundamental part in fighting breast cancer. The study involved 3000 female patients divided into two groups: 1, 500 with cancer and 1, 500 who were cancer-free. Both groups were questioned about their regular diet and lifestyles. Also, experts took blood tests so as to find beta-carotene, Vitamin C and lycopene levels in their bodies.
The results showed women who ate beta-carotene foods—carrots and peppers—were 40-60 percent less likely to develop oestrogen negative cancers. However, scientists explained beta carotene pigment did not reduce the risk of oestrogen positive breast cancer.
Beta-carotene is a very important substance for one’s health as it turned into Vitamin A. Vitamin A is good for sight and also it boosts the immune system. However, scientists warn patients who take too much Vitamin A supplements may develop lung cancer. Experts suggest a balanced lifestyle as well as eating carrots can decrease breast cancer risk in women.
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