Published On: Mon, Feb 29th, 2016

Carrots Cut Breast Cancer Risk By 60%

According to a new study, eating carrots can cut the risk of hard-to-treat types of breast cancer by up to 60 per cent. The new study suggested that eating carrots regularly can slash your risk of developing breast cancer.  As per new research women with high levels of vitamins called carotenes, in their blood faced a lower risk of developing certain types of breast cancer.

Carrots Cut Breast Cancer Risk By 60%

The carotenes found in vegetables like spinach and red peppers. Carrots are rich in the pigment beta- carotene, which the body turns into vitamin A to fight disease. Carotenes are powerful antioxidants and in the body they are converted to vitamin A, especially beta carotene.

Carrots Cut Breast Cancer Risk

A healthy diet including carrot can help to lower your risk of breast cancer because it helps to maintain a healthy weight, Richard Berks, senior research communications officer at Breast Cancer said. The reaserch has been carried out by comparing 1,500 women with breast tumours with 1,500 healthy patients. Scientist said its effect on preventing breast cancer was much greater than previously thought.

Carrots Cut Breast Cancer Risk By 60%

Two sub-types of carotene – beta carotene and alpha carotene – both had a beneficial effect, the study found. Alpha carotene helps in the biggest reduction of breast cancer risk. When it comes to breast cancer risk then there is unfortunately no such thing as a super food. Researcher noted that its really important to eat vegetables as part of a balanced diet.

Everyone can reduce their risk of breast cancer and many other diseases through healthy lifestyle choices – such as maintaining a healthy weight, having a varied and balanced diet, being more active, and limiting your alcohol intake”, he added “