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Breast Cancer Resveratrol Reduces Estrogen Receptor Positive (ER+) Breast Cancer Tumor Growth

By Keith D. Bishop, Clinical Nutritionist, B.Sc. Pharmacy - November 25, 2009

  • Breast Cancer Resveratrol treatment could be a safer alternative to Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) in postmenopausal women and could help prevent breast cancer. 

Breast Cancer Resveratrol - safe for ER+ Breast CancerThe Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry indicate that resveratrol is the most likely candidate of plant estrogens to offer safer hormone replacement therapy and prevention of breast cancer due to its estrogenic activity and high antitumor activity.

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Researchers found soy and resveratrol plant estrogens increased normal breast cancer cell death (apoptosis) and reduced a breast cancer growth chemical (Bcl-2). Resveratrol lowered the breast cancer chemical better than soy.

“Because it (resveratrol) stimulated the transcription of endogenous estrogen receptor (ER) and proapoptotic effects, this phytoestrogen is the most promising candidate as an HRT alternative and chemopreventive reagent for breast cancer,” researchers concluded.

Results of the tests indicate that the plant estrogen diadzein from soy causes a slight cell-stimulating effect in the absence of estradiol, which may lead to an increased risk of breast cancer in postmenopausal women.

Reference Source: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry. doi: 10.1016/j.jnutbio.2009.06.010, Effects of diverse dietary phytoestrogens on cell growth, cell cycle and apoptosis in estrogen-receptor-positive breast cancer cells, T Sakamoto, H Horiguchi, E Oguma, F Kayama

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Tamoxifen is often used to prevent breast cancer tumor growth. It is a week estrogen that attaches to the estrogen receptor and keeps stronger estrogens from attaching. This keeps the stronger estrogens from stimulating tumor growth.

It appears the phyto-estrogens in resveratrol and soy also attach to the estrogen receptors and keeps stonger estrogens from attaching and stimulating tumor growth.

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About the Author:

Keith D. Bishop, Clinical Nutritionist, B.Sc. Pharmacy helps his clients improve their health by using natural products, tests, diet, lifestyle and self care. He writes special reports on natural product, diet and lifestyle effects on cancer. You may schedule an appointment for customized natural cancer recommendations by calling 405.919.1982. Click here to learn more about Alternative Cancer Treatment Appointments.

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