Starchy Foods May Increase Chances of Breast Cancer Recurrence

If you have been treated for breast cancer, your food choices may affect the risk of the disease’s recurrence. Aside from taking traditional medications, there are lifestyle remedies that may help keep the condition from coming back. For example, researchers from the University of California, San Diego, have recently found that there may be a connection between starch consumption and a person's chances of having their cancer return.

The researchers followed more than 3,000 breast cancer survivors over an average of seven years, to determine if carbohydrate intake would impact the chance of cancer recurrence. They discovered that women who increased their carb consumption, in particular starches, were much more likely to have their cancer return.

These findings suggest that women who have had this disease may want to consult their doctor about what foods they should or shouldn't be consuming to keep themselves healthy. They also may want to consider lowering their carb intake.

The Mayo Clinic states that alternative therapies such as meditation or yoga may help breast cancer patients and survivors cope with the effects of treatment. 

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