October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. I wanted to share with you recent scientific studies that further substantiate the importance of minimizing blood levels of insulin-like growth factor - 1 (IGF-1) and maximizing insulin-like growth factor - 1 binding protein (IGFBP-1) in the prevention and fight against cancer. How can you minimize IGF-1 and maximize IGFBP-1? Adopt a plant-based lifestyle.
Researchers dripped the blood of sedentary women eating the standard American diet, laden with meat and dairy, onto cancer cells growing in petri dishes. Their blood was able to slow the growth of some cancer cells. Then these women were placed on a plant-based diet with moderate exercise and just 12 days later, when their blood was dripped in the petri dishes, it slowed the growth of significantly more cancer cells than before.
The experiment was repeated, this time using tunnel imaging to measure cancer cell apoptosis, or programmed cell death. The sedentary, standard American diet blood was able to kill some cancer cells, but after just 12 days on a plant-based diet, their blood was dramatically more effective at forcing cancer cell death than before.
Which blood do you want coursing through every nook and cranny of your body? For a fabulous visual depiction of the results of these experiments, watch Michael Greger, MD's four minute video:
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