Breast Cancer vs. Mushrooms

Breast Cancer vs. Mushrooms
4.43 (88.57%) 7 votes

Researchers pit plain white mushrooms against breast cancer cells in vitro to measure aromatase activity, and estimate how many mushrooms women may want to strive to include in their daily diet.

Comenta
Comparte

Below is an approximation of this video’s audio content. To see any graphs, charts, graphics, images, and quotes to which Dr. Greger may be referring, watch the above video.

If you remember, plain, cheap, convenient white mushrooms appeared able to outsmart breast cancer cells that try to make their own estrogen, by crippling the enzyme tumors use to make it. But, this was based on placental tissue samples.

Let’s stack mushrooms up against the real thing. Human breast cancer cells in a petri dish. If you do nothing, they just keep growing and proliferating at the same rate. But, if you add the raw material the cancer cells use to make their own estrogen, they take full advantage, and grow like crazy, ten times as fast. But then, as you add more and more white mushroom extract to shut off estrogen manufacturing, you can get cancer growth almost back to baseline.

So, the last study proved mushrooms could inhibit that enzyme, and even figured out which mushroom worked the best. Here, they went a step further to see it in action, in actual breast cancer cells.

Now that we know it may work, what’s the required dose? I mean, how many mushrooms do you have to eat? Maybe it’s some, you know, ridiculous amount? Based on these studies, the consumption of just five mushrooms a day may be sufficient to suppress breast tumor growth.

Please consider volunteering to help out on the site.

 

Image thanks to Ranko via Wikimedia Commons.

Below is an approximation of this video’s audio content. To see any graphs, charts, graphics, images, and quotes to which Dr. Greger may be referring, watch the above video.

If you remember, plain, cheap, convenient white mushrooms appeared able to outsmart breast cancer cells that try to make their own estrogen, by crippling the enzyme tumors use to make it. But, this was based on placental tissue samples.

Let’s stack mushrooms up against the real thing. Human breast cancer cells in a petri dish. If you do nothing, they just keep growing and proliferating at the same rate. But, if you add the raw material the cancer cells use to make their own estrogen, they take full advantage, and grow like crazy, ten times as fast. But then, as you add more and more white mushroom extract to shut off estrogen manufacturing, you can get cancer growth almost back to baseline.

So, the last study proved mushrooms could inhibit that enzyme, and even figured out which mushroom worked the best. Here, they went a step further to see it in action, in actual breast cancer cells.

Now that we know it may work, what’s the required dose? I mean, how many mushrooms do you have to eat? Maybe it’s some, you know, ridiculous amount? Based on these studies, the consumption of just five mushrooms a day may be sufficient to suppress breast tumor growth.

Please consider volunteering to help out on the site.

 

Image thanks to Ranko via Wikimedia Commons.

Nota del Doctor

Mushrooms appear to work in the lab to suppress breast cancer cell growth—but what about in the real world? That’s the subject of Why Do Asian Women Have Less Breast Cancer? The placenta study was profiled in Vegetables Versus Breast Cancer, and a comparison of the effects of different types of mushrooms can be found in Breast Cancer Prevention: Which Mushroom is Best? More on the magic of mushrooms in Making Our Arteries Less Sticky, and Constructing a Cognitive Portfolio. Probably a good idea to cook them, though; see Toxins in Raw Mushrooms? Also, I have dozens of other videos on breast cancer.

For more context, check out my associated blog posts: Ergothioneine: A New Vitamin?Why Less Breast Cancer in Asia?Vitamin D from Mushrooms, Sun, or Supplements?; and Mushrooms and Immunity.

If you haven’t yet, you can subscribe to my videos for free by clicking here.

 

Comment Etiquette

On NutritionFacts.org, you'll find a vibrant community of nutrition enthusiasts, health professionals, and many knowledgeable users seeking to discover the healthiest diet to eat for themselves and their families. As always, our goal is to foster conversations that are insightful, engaging, and most of all, helpful – from the nutrition beginners to the experts in our community.

To do this we need your help, so here are some basic guidelines to get you started.

The Short List

To help maintain and foster a welcoming atmosphere in our comments, please refrain from rude comments, name-calling, and responding to posts that break the rules (see our full Community Guidelines for more details). We will remove any posts in violation of our rules when we see it, which will, unfortunately, include any nicer comments that may have been made in response.

Be respectful and help out our staff and volunteer health supporters by actively not replying to comments that are breaking the rules. Instead, please flag or report them by submitting a ticket to our help desk. NutritionFacts.org is made up of an incredible staff and many dedicated volunteers that work hard to ensure that the comments section runs smoothly and we spend a great deal of time reading comments from our community members.

Have a correction or suggestion for video or blog? Please contact us to let us know. Submitting a correction this way will result in a quicker fix than commenting on a thread with a suggestion or correction.

View the Full Community Guidelines

  1. Hello!

    How many mushrooms would be sufficient to boost significantly the sIgA levels?

    Also, is there a maximum dose that we should be aware of?

    Thanks in advanced!

Deja una respuesta

Tu correo electrónico no se publicará Los campos obligatorios están marcados *

Pin It en Pinterest

Share This