Possible Breast Cancer Prevention - Through Diet

Can the food we eat reduce the risk of breast cancer?  
I have to say I'm a bit of a believer that with most forms of cancer there sadly doesn't seem to be (to me) very much you can do to prevent it.  But after reading this book about what we eat, and how that might have some impact on preventing breast cancer, then I'd say it's well worth considering and perhaps changing our diet a little.

About the writer, Julia B. Greer, MD MPH:
Julia is an epidemiologist whose work focuses on pancreatic, ovarian, and breast cancers. She was educated at Phillips Exeter Academy, Princeton University, Mount Sinai Medical School, Georgetown University Hospital, and the Graduate School of Public Health in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 

In addition to being a physician and an accomplished writer, she is presently a faculty member of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition.

Considering breast cancer is the third most common type of cancer diagnosed among women in the UK.  It is second only to lung cancer as a leading cause of cancer death in women. 
In 2011 there were 11,633 women that died from breast cancer.

The really scary part is, anyone can get cancer. There is no single diet, food, or nutrient that will keep you from getting cancer.  However, in the same way that wearing a seat-belt may protect you from being injured in a car accident, eating certain types of food may help to protect you from developing many cancers, including breast cancer.

Now for My Bit:
The Anti-Breast Cancer Cookbook is certainly very interesting and informative.  This paperback book doesn't have any fancy pictures of food for the recipes, nor is it in colour.  What it does have, is more than 250 recipes that are easy to follow and have no need to buy any fancy cookware.  
It is very well written and presented.  Recipe ingredients aren't anything outrageous or expensive, and they aren't things you (well I) can't pronounce like there are in some cookbooks!  Although some of the ingredients are American brand items, us lot in the UK can very easily find the same UK alternative.  

Love the simple no fuss style of book inside:

The recipes in this cookbook are packed with power antioxidants, super easy to follow and the ingredients are readily available.

Every recipe shows the nutritional serving information, number of calories, grams of fat, salt, fibre content.  Many of the recipes are are Vegan, Vegetarian, and over half are Gluten-Free
From breads, breakfasts, dips, sauces, side dishes, soups, salads, sandwiches and burgers to more formal dishes for dinner parties.

Oh and in case you were wondering, desserts and beverages haven't been missed out either!

Considering the UK has the 11th highest incidents of breast cancer in the world, I'd say this book is well worth buying.

Big thank you to Mat over at PGUK Publishers Group for sending me a copy to review.

All opinions and thoughts are my own.  I was not required to write a positive review.  I only ever post reviews on products I like the look of, and therefore would buy myself.

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