- Mass Market Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: Berkley Trade (November 1, 1994)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0425143902
- ISBN-13: 978-0425143902
- Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 0.8 x 8.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 6 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,183,122 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Save Yourself from Breast Cancer Mass Market Paperback – November 1, 1994
From Publishers Weekly
Kradjian, a breast surgeon, presents a sobering view of cancer: according to statistics he cites, overall mortality rates have not improved since 1930. In this well-researched volume, he emphasizes that not even early detection, advanced treatment and continuing research have solved the breast cancer epidemic in the U.S. What's needed, he believes, is more emphasis on prevention programs, especially those stressing diet. Although the notable Harvard Nurses' Health Study begun in 1976 did not finger a high-fat diet as a possible factor in the development of breast cancer, Kradjian points out what he considers the biases and the unscientific, tainted nature of the study. He places much of the blame for cancer on diet, because breast cancer rates are considerably lower in populations that do not consume as much fat-saturated and unsaturated-as do Americans. He says a reduction of fats and oils to between 10% and 20% of our diets, accompanied by an increase in dietary fiber and other health-supporting food, practiced over a lifetime, will substantially reduce the risk of breast cancer. That means avoiding meat, saturated fats, milk, eggs, cheese and eggs. Though many readers may not want to make the drastic dietary changes Kradjian recommends, they are well worth considering, especially by anyone at high risk.
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Dr. Kradjian had guideline as to how to modify your existing "high fat" diet (30-45% fat) to low fat (10%) and low protein(10% plant protein) diet to reduced risk of cancer of breast and prostate.
what I really liked was the 'exposure" of the Harvard Nurses" Study was just a QUESTIONAIRE, which really was not a "scientific" study at all. Also the nutrition department at Harvard who did the study was funded since 1940 by dozens of private food companies; (the ones that gave us all the "processed" food and the meat and dairy that given us the heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. ( American Beef Association, American dairy association, Coca Cola, Pepsi, General Mills, McDonald, Sugar Research, Tobacco Industries, Research, Nestle, Kraft Foods, Armour, Oscar Mayer, tuna Research etc.
Perhaps the best on prevention and also if cancer is already present.
Dr. Kradjian included world studies and that breast cancer is not prevalent in many parts of the world. In areas where high-fat diet is present, so is breast cancer. The chart on dietary fat and cancer incidences by countries gives this even more weight. Bob also backs this with migration studies when one moves from one country to another.
Another key aspect of this piece is the chapter on the Harvard Nurses' Study. This is one of the biggest health studies ever and unfortunately as Dr. Kradjian points out, the conclusions are misleading; except that a high-fat diet results in a high incidence of breast cancer.
Not surprisingly, my copy is with the program director of our local radio station in Portland, Ore. Her mother has been afflicted with BC :-(
Mel in '99