180,000 new cases of breast cancer are diagnosed each year
in the United States. One out of every eight women in the
U.S. is at risk for developing breast cancer, and women who
drink alcohol regularly only increase their risk.
But the news isn't all bad. A study published in the Journal
of the American Medical Association found that high folic
acid intake was associated with a lower risk of breast cancer
among women who consumed more that 15 grams a day of alcohol
(approximately 1 beer, 5 ounces of wine, or 1 shot of liquor).
Green-leaf vegetables, fruits, brown rice, chicken, barley,
dates and certain seafood (salmona nd tuna) are all good sources
of folic acid, and may multivitamins provide the recommended
daily requirement. Ask your chiropractor to help outline a
nutritional program specific to your needs.
Zhang S, Hunter D, Hankinson S, et al. A prospective stduy
of folate intake and risk of breast cancer. Journal of
the American Medical Association, May 5, 1999: Vol. 281,
No. 17, pp. 1632-1641
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