Blocking Estrogen – and Breast Cancer – via Foods

Walking to lengthen survival from prostate cancer, the ideal body weight for a longer life, and kids actually liking less sugary cereal when given the choice — it’s all in the latest issue of Cancer Research Update.

This issue also features a profile of Dr. Shiuan Chen at the City of Hope, whose laboratory research is finding that certain foods can suppress the activity of aromatase, an enzyme that converts androgen to estrogen. Lower levels of estrogen can slow or inhibit the growth of estrogen-sensitive breast tumors. His latest study involves pomegranates, but he’s had some promising findings with mushrooms and grapes too.

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