Plant based diets have been studied for some time and seem to have a correlation with reduced disease. A recent study looked at compounds from plant food that have the ability to turn on or off genes in breast cancer cells, making them more or less susceptible to treatment. The compounds are readily found in cruciferous vegetables and green tea. Eating a plant based diet might effect epigenetics, the change in gene expression, that helps the body achieve or remain in good health.
- There is a one in eight chance that a woman will develop breast cancer in her lifetime.
- There are two main kinda, estrogen receptive and non-receptive, of which non-receptive doesn’t react to hormone therapy.
- Sulforaphane from broccoli and polyphenols from green tea have been found have a positive effect on those non-receptive cancers.
“In a 2017 animal study, researchers used epigenetics to identified two compounds in common foods that could be used together to “turn on” the ER gene in ER-negative breast cancer so the cancer could then be more easily treated.”