High concentrations of parabens were found in the upper chest and armpit areas in recent studies: where antiperspirants are usually applied. Paraben esters were collected in 99 percent of tissue samples from mastectomies. In 60 percent of the samples every five paraben esters were present. In today’s post you know more about parabens in terms of breast cancer risk.
Overall, the topical application of personal care products and it contains parabens (ester) appear the greatest source of exposure to these estrogen-mimicking chemicals to be, of more than the risk of aluminum goes in antiperspirants.
Parabens are chemicals that are used as a preservative in cosmetics and many antiperspirants and sunscreens. Previous studies have shown that all parabens are responsible for the estrogenic activity in human breast cancer cells.
Another component of antiperspirants, aluminum chloride, operates similarly and causes molecular changes in cancer cells. Much like parabens mimic estrogen and aluminum salts and the bioaccumulation in the breast tissue: This increases the risk of developing breast cancer.
According to the research shows the signals of concern that such compounds are not as safe as previously generally regarded, and further research is warranted. Moreover:
The data from this latest study come from the most extensive study of parabens in human breast milk, which has been published, related to human health and in particular in relation to the source and the toxicological significance of the paraben esters.
Was detected that one or more paraben esters in 99% of the 160 tissue samples, collected at 40 mastectomies.
In 60% of the samples every five paraben esters were present. There was no correlation between paraben concentrations and age, duration of breastfeeding, tumor location, tumor or the estrogen receptor content.
The median values in nanograms per tissue for five chemicals were:
N-butyl paraben 5.8
While antiperspirants are a frequent source of parabens, the authors noted that the source of the parabens can not be pinpointed, and have that 7 of the 40 patients used allegedly never deodorants or antiperspirants in their lifetime.
What does this tell us is that parabens, regardless of the source, in the breast tissue can cause bioaccumulation.
And the sources are numerous. Parabens are used in a variety of:
Personal care products
Found: The dermal route is the most important form of exposure.
The safety of parabens could never be detected.
As unbelievable as it sounds, despite the fact that parabens are used in such a variety of products, the toxicology of these chemicals has so far been little studied.
There is a complete lack of modern toxicology studies on these ingredients and by the criticism of the functional does not follow a single study on the carcinogenic effects of these chemicals. Indicate that a study on rats from 1956 is still used as “the pivotal policy for the safe use in humans!”
“This may work for certain chemicals, for which there is a limited exposure of humans, in order to be, but not for chemicals, such. As parabens, which is exposed to a large proportion of the population and have significant concentrations in the tissue”.
The estrogenic activity of parabens.
Estrogens, whether synthetic or natural, are a primary risk factor for breast cancer. Approximately 20 different studies have found that parabens cause estrogenic activity which is relevant if it is estrogen-sensitive tumors.
A common excuse that is used to defend the lack of toxicological studies, is that parabens have weak effect compared with other chemical substances. For example, propylparaben and methylparaben are about 30,000 and 10,000 less effective than estradiol.
However, concentrations of estradiol occur in breast tissue much smaller (picogram per gram of tissue as parabens into micrograms per gram of breast tissue).
The level of exposure of parabens compensates its relatively weak power. But that’s not all. A study in 2011 reported that methylparaben promotes the cell cycle and human milk makes cells more resistant to apoptosis, which might be the molecular basis for the proliferation of malignant tumors according to the authors.
The lifestyle strategies that reduce the risk of breast cancer:
1. Reduce your sugar radical/fructose intake – the normalized insulin levels.
Normalizing your insulin levels through the avoid sugar and fructose, which is one of the most important actions you can perform yourself to reduce the risk of cancer itself. Fructose is particularly dangerous, because the previous research has shown that this in fact the cancer growth is accelerating. Unfortunately, very few oncologists appreciate this knowledge at the present time or even turn to it.
2. Optimize your vitamin D levels.
Ideally, it should be above 50 ng/ml, but levels of 70 to 100 ng/ml will reduce your risk of cancer radical. Safe sun exposure is the most effective way to get your vitamin D to increase , followed by safe solariums and then an oral vitamin D3 supplementation as a last resort, when no other option is available values.
3. Maintain a healthy body weight.
We trust you’ll get in a natural way, when you begin to take the right diet for your own nutritional type and to take appropriate corrective exercises. It is important to lose excess weight because estrogen is produced in adipose tissue.
4.Submit your diet with quality animal Omega-3 fats.
Get plenty of high-quality animal omega 3 fats, such as, for example, the Krill Oil. Omega-3 deficiency is a common underlying factor for the development of cancer.
5. Avoid drinking alcohol drinking, or limit your alcoholic drinks to one drink per day (for women).
6. Breastfeed your child up to six months.
Research shows that you are able in order to reduce your breast cancer risk.
7. Pay attention to your iron levels.
The additional intake of iron is often carried out at women who want to reduce or stop menstruating. Iron works as a strong oxidizing agent, is responsible for the increase of free radicals and increased risk of cancer. Women who have their menopause behind or those who have had breast cancer should be examined their ferritin level. Ferritin is the iron transport protein and its share should not exceed 80. If your ferritin is increased, you can for example simply donate your blood to reduce the iron levels return.