Research published in The Journal of Cell Biology, from a team led by Susana Gonzalo, Ph.D, illustrates our ability to dramatically reduce the risk of breast cancer – even with a BRCA1 gene mutation.The so called breakthrough of this study is something we already know – ‘Vitamin D plays a significant role in turning off a pathway that would cause an activation of the mutated BRCA1 gene’. In other words, ‘Vitamin D can provide a safe and cost-effective way to prevent cancer’, but Vitamin D is not the only nutrient with cancer-fighting properties.
A study in the medical journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, looked at the benefits of ‘dietary selenium‘ supplementation for women who have mutations in the BRCA1 gene. This study was conducted in Poland, specifically for people who have a high risk of cancer due to their family history or genetic tests. The researchers used women who had the mutation and a relative that did not have the BRCA1 mutation.
What they discovered may shock some people, with ‘Vitamin D, selenium and healthy fats’ all found to be powerful allies in the prevention of breast cancer or any other type of cancer for that matter.
This is just another way for women to feel more empowered and more able to make fully informed decisions when faced with the BRCA1 gene dilemma, in the firm knowledge that there are proven ‘nutritional based preventative measures’ to also consider.
These well research natural cancer prevention protocols can ‘too often be overlooked’ in the fight against BRCA1 mutations and keeping them in check, with the more drastic radical surgical interventions generally being touted for people who have not or may not ever be diagnosed with cancer.