Breast Cancer and Mushrooms Halifax NS

If you're looking for another way to prevent breast cancer, try adding mushrooms to your daily diet. Conjulated linoleic acid found in mushrooms can help prevent some women from developing breast cancer.

Scotiabank
(902) 420-3567
1709 Hollis Street
Halifax, NS
 
RBC - Spring Garden & Summer Branch
(902) 421-8177
5855 Spring Garden Rd
Halifax, NS
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English, French
Office Hours
Monday: 09:30 - 17:00
Tuesday: 09:30 - 17:00
Wednesday: 09:30 - 20:00
Thursday: 09:30 - 20:00
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Scotiabank
(902) 420-3787
5656 Spring Garden Road
Halifax, NS
 
Scotiabank
(902) 420-4940
91-93 Portland Street
Dartmouth, NS
 
Scotiabank
(902) 420-4929
6005 Coburg Road
Halifax, NS
 
BMO Bank of Montreal
(902) 421-3798
5435 Spring Garden Rd
Halifax, NS
Type
Branch with ABM

BMO Bank of Montreal
Spring Garden Road
Halifax, NS
Type
ABM

RBC - Royal Centre Branch
(902) 421-8330
5161 George St-Main Flr
Halifax, NS
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English, French
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Monday: 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday: 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday: 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday: 08:00 - 17:00
Friday: 08:00 - 17:00
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

BMO Bank of Montreal
(902) 421-3748
6371 Quinpool Rd
Halifax, NS
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Branch with ABM

Scotiabank
(902) 420-3757
6169 Quinpool Road
Halifax, NS
 

Breast Cancer and Mushrooms

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(NC)-Cancer statistics are never pretty. But the good news is research shows that 30 to 35 percent of all cancers can be prevented by eating well, being active and not being overweight. Along with physical activity and not smoking, healthy eating is one of the cornerstones for helping to prevent cancer.

The Canadian Cancer Society recommends choosing 5 to 10 servings of vegetables and fruit every day to reap the benefits of their disease-fighting antioxidants and phytochemicals. As they are low in calories and fat, have very little carbohydrate and provide some fibre, fresh mushrooms are a delicious way to eat healthy. In addition, emerging research also suggests that mushrooms and mushroom extracts may have potent anticancer activity against breast cancer.

Fresh Mushrooms Can Help!
Altered aromatase activity

• Conjugated linoleic acid extracted from mushrooms may slow down the activity of aromatase, an enzyme that is needed for making estrogen. According to the Canadian Cancer Society, high levels of estrogen are associated with a higher risk of breast cancer in post-menopausal women.

• Large mushrooms were found to be the strongest inhibitors of aromatase activity. Shiitake, white button mushrooms, portabella, crimini and baby button mushrooms also showed significant inhibitory effects.

• The study's authors suggest that consuming 3.5 ounces (100g) of mushrooms per day would help suppress breast tumor growth in women. However, much more research, including human studies, needs to be done before any specific recommendations can be made.

Adding More Mushrooms is Easy!

• Mix in 1/2 cup chopped crimini mushrooms into stuffing.

• Add some pizzazz to chili or lasagna by adding 1 cup sliced white button mushrooms.

• Toss 1/2 cup sliced shiitake mushrooms into stir-fries.

Recipe Suggestion:

Braised Chicken with Fennel in Mushroom Wine Sauce

For more nutrition information, great tips and delicious recipes visit www.mushrooms.ca.

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