The best diet to avoid
breast cancer is high-fat (animal, not vegetable), low-carbohydrate:
"After mutual adjustment of different types of fat, an inverse association
with monounsaturated fat and a positive association with polyunsaturated
fat were found"
. . . "Saturated fat was not associated with the risk of breast
. . . "we found no positive association between intake of total
fat and risk of invasive breast cancer".
Archives of Internal Medicine
1998; 158: 41-45
"The risk of breast cancer decreased
with increasing total fat intake (trend p=0.01) whereas the risk increase
with increasing intake of available carbohydrates (trend p=0.002)"
. . . "The findings also suggest a possible risk,
. . . of reliance on a diet largely based on starch."
Lancet 1996; 347: 1351-56
"We found no evidence of a positive
association between total dietary fat intake and the risk of breast
There was no reduction in risk even among women whose energy intake
from fat was less than 20 percent of total energy intake. In the context
of the Western lifestyle, lowering the total intake of fat in midlife
is unlikely to reduce the risk of breast cancer substantially."
New England Journal of Medicine,
All human cells except nerves feel well when placed in the yolk of
a hen's egg; however cancer cells placed in yolk die within several
hours. There are no carbohydrates in egg yolk. That experiment illustrates
how ordinary human cells don't need carbohydrates but that cancer
cells have to have them to survive.
The best diet to avoid
colon cancer is low-carbohydrate, low cereal fibre (bran): "Many
carbohydrates can stimulate epithelial-cell proliferation throughout
the gastrointestinal tract."
. . . "Until individual constituents of fibre have been shown to
have, at the very least, a non-detrimental effect in prospective
human trials, we urge that restraint should be shown in adding fibre
supplements to foods, and that unsubstantiated health claims be
. . . "Specific dietary fibre supplements, embraced as nutriceuticals
or functional foods, are an unknown and potentially damaging way
to influence modern dietary habits of the general population."
Lancet 1996; 348: 319-20
"Our data do not support the existence
of an important protective effect of dietary fiber against colorectal
cancer or adenoma."
Journal of Medicine 1999;340:169-176, 223-224
A study looking at colorectal subsites: ascending, transverse, descending,
sigmoid and rectum concludes that loose or soft faeces are a significant
risk factor for cancer at these sites.
Causes and Control
1995; 6: 14-22.
NOTE: Bran loosens faeces (BAG)
"Johns Hopkins researchers have found
evidence that some cancer cells are such incredible sugar junkies
that they'll self-destruct when deprived of glucose, their biological
sweet of choice"
. . . "Scientists have long suspected that the cancer cell's heavy
reliance on glucose, its main source of strength and vitality, also
could be one of its great weaknesses,
and Dang's new results are among the most direct proofs yet of the
the National Academy of Sciences USA,
1998; 95: 1511-1516.