Death rates of women suffering from breast cancer or had treatment for breast cancer can be cut down to 70% by weight loss instead of taking drugs. A study conducted by Women’s Intervention Nutrition Study revealed that reducing fat from woman’s diet helps curing breast cancer reoccurrence possibility.
It has been established in long term researchers that mortality due to breast cancer can be cut by 70% if patients lost a minimum of 5lb, and consume diets that reduce the fatality potentials of their cancers.
Tracking hundreds of women during a period of two decades, Women’s Intervention Nutrition Study found that changes in diet will greatly reduce the risk of incidence of breast cancer after the woman had gone through some breast cancer medication.
The study envisaged testing and watching weight loss cuts over a period of 10 years in 2400 women. It was revealed that mortality was cut down by more than 70% in women which included those suffering from other types of deadlier cancers as long as they lost weight.
The women were divided into two groups, a few women were placed on a low fat diet and they were found to have a lower death rate over the next 20 years after they were able to cut down 6 pounds over a period of five years. 20% of the women who had breast cancer which was not linked to any hormonal problem saw better results of death cuts. This group Included was patients with triple negative cancers as well as those with BRCA1 – resulting from a faulty gene.
A reduction of 70% was observed in women who were able to lose a minimum of 5 pounds over a period of 10 years and mortality was halved even 20 years after.
The director of research at Genesis breast cancer prevention charity, Professor Tony Howell, states that “A 69 per cent reduction in deaths in a group with few alternative treatments – that’s as good as any drug. For 20 per cent of women, this is as effective as chemotherapy.”
It was seen that when women with breast cancer were given a reduced calories and fiber rich diet which ensured a 6 pound weight loss over a number of years, the rate of fatalities was reduced by 50 to 70 percent.