One in Nine

The VVF asks why breast cancer cases are
rising and investigates the role of diet

A scientific report by Dr Justine Butler, Senior Health Campaigner, Viva! Health, Top Suite, 8 York Court, Wilder Street, Bristol BS2 8QT. Tel: 0117 970 5190 W: www.vegetarian.org.uk

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CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION..
HOW BREASTS GROW...
Breast development
The male breast
Lymph nodes.
BREAST AWARENESS.
What to watch for
What to do next
Different types of breast cancer
BREAST CANCER..
Number crunching.
Male breast cancer
Breast cancer around the world.
Population studies.
Oestrogen sensitive cancers.
THE CAUSES OF BREAST CANCER..
The genetic link.
DIETARY FACTORS.
East versus West
Red meat
Animal fat
Oestrogen.
IGF-1 signalling trouble.
Bovine somatotrophin (BST)
The damaging effects of dairy.
Red alert
THINK AND EAT POSITIVE.
Fruit and vegetables.
Folic acid.
Fibre.
Eat your greens!
The soya connection.
CONCLUSION.
REFERENCES.



By: Dr Justine Butler, Senior Health Campaigner, Viva! Health

Published by: Viva! Health, Top Suite, 8 York Court, Wilder Street, Bristol BS2 8QH
T: 0117 970 5190
E: info@vegetarian.org.uk
W: www.vegetarian.org.uk
© Viva! Health 2007
Registered charity 1037486

Illustration: Philip Downs
Graphic design: The Ethical Graphic Design Company Ltd

Also by Dr Justine Butler: White Lies: the Health Consequences of Consuming Cow’s Milk available from: www.vegetarian.org.uk/campaigns/whitelies/resources.html and A Fighting Chance: a Guide to Healthy Eating to Help Prevent and Overcome Breast Cancer available from: www.vegetarian.org.uk/campaigns/breastcancer
Recommended reading: Your Life in Your Hands by Professor Jane Plant available from: www.vegetarian.org.uk/shop/bookshealth.shtml

 
 

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