September 13th, 2017
It is a scary thought that excessive consumption of some otherwise healthy and highly nutritious foods can also lead to infertility. According to a new research, excessive intake of seafoods like shellfish is associated with an increased risk of developing certain cancers.
According to the results of a new study that was published in the peer-reviewed journal PLOS One, investigators reported the findings of their 5-year observational study that was conducted on 631 women who were living with a history of endometrial malignancy and 879 normal women without any history of cancer.
All study subjects participated in a survey comprising of 200 questions regarding lifestyle habits and potential
exposure to a variety of risk factors. In addition, all study participants also underwent urine and saliva analysis for the quantification of cadmium levels in the blood.
After thorough analysis and long duration of watchful observation, team of investigators concluded that:
Research and clinical data indicates that Cadmium acts as an estrogenic agent inside the biological tissues. It is no surprise that there is a very strong association between estrogen exposure and risk of developing endometrial carcinoma. According to latest statistics reported by American Cancer Society, more than 61,000 new cases of uterine cancer will be diagnosed in the year 2017.
Certain healthy lifestyle choices can definitely help a great deal at reducing the risk of endometrial carcinoma associated with Cadmium exposure; for example:
Limiting Cadmium exposure is also important for other reasons. For example, scientists have discovered a strong association between high Cadmium levels and risk of developing Ovarian as well as breast malignancy.
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