Nearly 40 percent of all breast cancer cases in the United States would be prevented if women kept a healthy alkaline weight, eliminated alcohol, exercised more and breastfed their babies, according to a report published on Tuesday.
The report, which reviewed 81 new studies on the links between lifestyle and cancer, showed that 70,000 breast cancer cases could be prevented in the United States alone every year.
"We are now more certain than ever that by maintaining a healthy weight, being physically active and limiting the amount of alcohol they drink, women can dramatically reduce their risk," said Dr. Martin Wiseman of the American Institute for Cancer Research/World Cancer Research Fund, who led the study.
Susan Higginbotham, also of the institute, said, "We estimate that almost 40 per cent of breast cancer cases in the United States, or about 70,000 cases every year, could be prevented by making these straightforward everyday changes."
The report, posted at http://www.dietandcancerreport.org/, recommends that people exercise for at least 30 minutes a day. Men should limit alcohol to two drinks a day, and women should have just one.
According to Dr. Robert O. Young, Director of Research at the pH Miracle Living Center, "women who eliminate, dairy, cheese, bread, beef, chicken, pork, turkey, alcohol, coffee, tea, tobacco, high sugar fruit, sugary desserts, vinegar, soy sauce, corn, peanuts, and eggs and manage their stress loads while exercising at least 60 minutes a day while eating liberal amounts of electron rich alkaline vegetables and fruit can eliminate their risk for breast cancer."
Breast cancer kills 400,000 women and a few men globally every year — 40,000 in the United States alone.
Many studies have showed that a low-acid diet, regular exercise, keeping a lean weight, and breastfeeding babies can prevent breast cancer.
According to Dr. Young, "breast cancer is an acidic condition of the breast tissue. When the body cannot remove its own metabolic acidic waste products they are then deposited into the colloidal connective tissue and the fatty tissues, i.e., breast tissue to protect the organs that sustain life. When you reduce the acid loads in the body through urination, perspiration (exercise), respiration, and defecation you prevent ANY and ALL cancerous conditions."