Saturday, April 25, 2015

When And How You Eat May Affect BC Risk

Women who fast for at least 12 hours overnight—from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., for example—may reduce their risk of breast cancer, according to research in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention and presented at the American Association of Cancer Research’s annual meeting in Philadelphia.
They also reduced their blood glucose, which helps fight against diabetes. And some forms of breast cancer, especially triple-negative, are linked to insulin resistance, including high glucose.
And get this: Each three-hour increase in nighttime fasting was associated with a 4 percent lower glucose level after eating, regardless of how much the women ate.
“The dietary advice for cancer prevention usually focuses on limiting consumption of red meat, alcohol and refined grains while increasing plant-based foods,” said co-author Ruth Patterson, PhD, UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center associate director for population sciences and program leader of the cancer prevention program. “New evidence suggests that when and how often people eat can also play a role in cancer risk.”
Women in the study reported eating five times per day with a mean nighttime fasting of 12 hours. Those who reported longer fast durations also indicated they consumed fewer calories per day, ate fewer calories after 10 p.m. and had fewer eating episodes.
Source: News release from the American Association of Cancer Research

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I try and fast for 12 hours when I REMEMBER. Sometimes I go for 15 to 18 hours for several days at a time. I watched a video of a meeting where a senior aged man got up to speak. He had prostate cancer and it came back two or three times even though he went vegan, exercised every day, juiced, cut out sugar etc. Then someone he knew had a friend at a local university and they found that by only allowing rats to eat in a six hour block each day, they either didn't get the cancer they were 'given' or they faired much better.

This man, who was struggling with a recurrence added this 6 hour block eating and it worked to keep his cancer at bay. He would get up, have a freshly made juice, go for a bike ride and then not eat until midday. His evening meal was finished by 6 pm at night. Apparently it doesn't matter so much as where the six hour block is exactly so you can do it at the time that suits you best e.g. 11 am to 5 mp or 2 pm to 8 pm.