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Old 02-11-2006, 01:23 PM   #1
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Heyhey Women Who Drink Alcohol

by Jean Carper

Two martinis or three beers a day {40 or more grams of alcohol} boost a woman's odds of breast cancer 40%. Even a daily glass of wine boosts odds 12%, finds a new Australian study that tracked about 17,000 women, ages 40 to 69 for a decade.
But the danger can be offset: Heavy drinkers who regularly took 400mcg of folic acid {a B vitamin} had no more risk than non drinkers. But heavy drinkers who regularly got only 200mcg of folic acid had double the risk of non drinkers.
The reason: Alcohol impairs absorption of folic acid.

Caution: Other research shows that drinkers with a family history of breast cancer may not be equally protected by folic acid.


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I'd like to add to this a lil

Foods rich in folate {folic acid}
asparagus 131mcg
avocado 1 average sized~ 162mcg
barley
beef
bran
brewer's yeast
chicken
brown rice
green leafy veggies
dates
legumes
lentils
mushrooms
oranges
split peas 1 cup~160mcg
chickpeas
tuna
salmon
wheat germ
whole grains
lamb
milk
red kidney beans~ 1/2 cup 115mcg
broccoli 1 cup~ 104mcg


Folic acid lowers the level of homocysteine.. which reduces the risk of heart disease. It also functions as a coenzyme in RNA & DNA sythesis so it's extremely important for healthy cell division & replication and is involved in protein metabolism.

*Oral contraceptives could increase the need for folic acid.

*If you have a seizure disorder, high doses of folate is not a good idea.. or if you have a hormone related cancer.
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Old 02-11-2006, 01:48 PM   #2
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Very Interesting Sachet...thanks for the info!
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Old 02-11-2006, 02:23 PM   #3
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Thanks Sachet.
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Old 02-11-2006, 04:55 PM   #4
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Thank God I love asparagus!! I could eat it EVERY day!
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Old 02-11-2006, 05:58 PM   #5
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"Two martinis or three beers" may increase her chances of geting Breast cancer, BUT it will also increase my chances of getting her....

Im sorry - I dont mean to make fun of a serious topic..... Im a jerk

good post Sachet. - a fact that Im sure most women are un aware of.
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