Next time you have a hot flash, try to enjoy it. researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center reported that have symptoms of menopause-a sign of low estrogen levels can be a sign of low risk for breast cancer: is the female hormone estrogen, which provides the fuel for 80% of all breast cancers. many treatments for breast cancer, including chemotherapy and follow-up drugs such as Tamoxifen and Aromasin, are designed to reduce the amount of circulating estrogen in your body, thus depriving the tumor cells from hormone that keeps growing low estrogen naturally having levels can be annoying, but seems to provide a defense against breast cancer.
This study was published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and prevention, and involved 1000 women aged 55 to 74, who had been diagnosed with breast cancer. that an additional 1,000 women of the same age group were also recruited-women who had never had breast cancer. that each participant has been the subject of the inquiry about the severity and frequency of its symptoms. menopause women classified as hot flashes, night sweats, sleep disorders and depression along a scale, and then the researchers analyzed data, along with their medical history.
In this study, women who reported frequent heavy hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia and seems to have a 40-50% lower risk of developing Invasive ductal Carcinoma or Invasive lobular Carcinoma-two very common breast cancer diagnoses. When flashes occurred with severity level more than a few times per day, these symptoms were associated with fewer cases of cancer, estrogen-receptor positive.
Keep in mind that the risk of breast cancer increases with age-a fact that seems to contradict the findings from this research, but this is only one study, the researchers said: ' This is the first studio to report that women menopause symptoms have substantially reduced the risk of breast cancer and the severity of hot flashes is also inversely associated with risk. ' several more studies should be able to repeat the data before it can be decisive.