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  • Michael Greger M.D.

    Please feel free to post any ask-the-doctor type questions here in the comments section and I’d be happy to try to answer them. Be sure to check out the other videos on breast cancer. Also, there are 1,449 subjects covered in my other videos–please feel free to explore them!

  • Raychel83

    I really thought this was going to be cabbage before I saw the video. I have read that new research says cabbage can be good against certain cancers but I don’t remember if breast cancer is one. Both of my grandmothers had breast cancer so I am VERY interested in breast health. Thank you for this information. I love mushrooms and my daughter and I will up our consumption. Is there a recommended weekly amount and any particular kind better than others?

  • lbateman

    I look forward to more about which mushrooms: thank you!

  • Maitake mushrooms are a staple food for us, generally well known as chemopreventive.

  • Karen LaVine

    Fascinating! So women should enjoy mushrooms regularly, but be sure to cook the mushrooms first to inactivate the agaratine, right?

    • Michael Greger M.D.

      Exactly Karen! See Toxins in Raw Mushrooms?

      • LynnCS

        That’s what I was going to ask. Thought I’d heard that!

  • Michael Greger M.D.

    Also be sure to check out my associated blog post Breast Cancer and Diet!

  • LynnCS

    Great info. I could read all night. I just go from post to post, but must sleep sometime. I am so grateful for all your hard work. Thank you. Lynn

  • signmanbob

    Dr. Greger, while we’re talking about mushrooms, I seen an article in one of my wife’s health magazines that said that mushrooms should only be eaten cooked. Is this true?

  • sonmi

    I inmates I have anemia I feel dizziness some time had a headache and very dry skin. I always eat right to take care of myself. It’s seems like never going way what can I do? So I can completely cure.

  • Paul Lebow

    There is a more recent 2013 study which seems to contradict other studies cited here. It found no association between fruits and veggies for Estrogen Receptor positive ER+ breast cancer (the most common type) BUT a decrease in the Estrogen Receptor negative ER-. Interestingly it found virtually no association with alcohol or cigarette consumption! It appears that strawberries had, by far the most impact on contracting ER- cancer but not ER+.

    If its important to you – don’t just take Dr, Greger’s word for it – try to read the articles themselves and make up your own mind.

  • Tribulation Exodus

    Is is possible for metabolic men whose blood panels conclude aromatase enzyme is causing low testosterone and several other health issues to benefit from Mushroom consumption, and if so, what kind of mushroom?