High cholesterol is associated with risk of breast cancer

High cholesterol is associated with risk of breast cancer

Research scientists from the University of Aston in Birmingham found that elevated blood cholesterol levels in women may increase the risk of breast cancer. Previous studies have shown the link between obesity - which increases the risk of high cholesterol and increased the risk of breast cancer. A study from 2013 showed that obesity can affect the growth of breast cancer cells and tumor size.

To reach their findings, the researchers analyzed data from acalme database between 2000 and 2013 that included more than one million patients. Of the 664,159 women in the database, 22,938 had hyperlipidemia, or high blood cholesterol, and 530 women got breast cancer. Scientists have estimated that women with high cholesterol had a 1.64 greater chance of developing breast cancer than women with normal cholesterol levels.

We found a significant association between high cholesterol and the risk of breast cancer which would significantly be investigated - said lead researcher Dr. Rahul Potluri.

According to the American Society for the fight against cancer, breast cancer is the second leading cause of death among women in the United States. This year, about 232,670 women in the United States will face the invasive form of breast cancer.

The results of their study showed that statins - medicaments that are used to reduce levels of "bad" cholesterol in the blood, can also help prevent breast cancer.

Statins are cheap, widely available and relatively safe. If further clinical trials of statins are successful, it play an important role in the prevention of breast cancer in high-risk groups, such as women with high cholesterol - said dr. Potluri.

Scientists point out that, although the study was conducted on a large sample, the results should not be taken lightly. Namely, it is necessary to conduct further research to determine how medications for lowering cholesterol may help women who are in the high-risk group for breast cancer.

High cholesterol can lead to heart attack and stroke, and is also associated with Alzheimer's disease

Individuals with high levels of bad cholesterol 'storage' of amyloid plaque which is associated with Alzheimer's disease and dementia. A nutrition high in cholesterol, such as meat products, baked goods and fried foods, not only bad for your slim figure but also connects with hearing loss, according to a study published in The Journal of Nutrition.

Fatty foods increase the risk of breast cancer by 20 percent

Meals high in saturated fat and reduced carbohydrate intake increase the risk of the most common types of cancer up to 20 percent, estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer. It affects hormonal balance, and therefore the level of estrogen and progesterone, which are linked to cancer. Also, fat increases the blood cholesterol levels. Cholesterol is degraded to metabolites of which is called 27HC and can mimic estrogen thereby promoting the spread of tumor cells.

Fatty food increases the risk of breast cancer and HER-2 positive cancers and carcinoma sensitive to hormones by 28 percent.

- Research results have confirmed that fatty foods, especially saturated fat, increases the risk of receptor-positive diseases. This includes the receptor-positive breast cancers - explained the study's leader, Dr. Sabina Sierre. Previous studies have confirmed that foods with high fat increases the risk of colon cancer and raises the level of cholesterol in the blood.

There are many herbs that can help lower cholesterol:

  • a group of plants that stimulate the secretion of bile and thus increase the breakdown of cholesterol, such as dandelion root, hawthorn tincture, organism cleansing tincture, ...
  • plants that act on the digestive system (fenugreek)
  • oil with omega-3 fatty acids that return balance of the lipids and prevent inflammation in the blood vessels (fish oil, flax ...),
  • plants that reduce the synthesis of cholesterol with similar medicament properties like statins (red yeast rice).

Source: www.medicalnewstoday.com