October 18, 2017

breast cancer


  • Folate: Nutritional Chameleon?

    Folate: Nutritional Chameleon?

    by Berkeley Wellness

    Folic acid, the synthetic form of the B vitamin folate, has been linked to heart health and cancer prevention, among other possible benefits. But studies have also tied it to higher risks of cancer. Is it protective in some cases, but dangerous in others?

  • Re-examining the Breast Self-Exam

    Re-examining the Breast Self-Exam

    by Berkeley Wellness

    For the past 50 years, women have been encouraged to perform a monthly breast self-exam—and may feel remiss if they don’t do it faithfully. But evidence that this ritual helps in early breast cancer detection and actually saves lives is slim to nil.

  • Alcohol and Breast Cancer Risk

    Alcohol and Breast Cancer Risk

    by Berkeley Wellness

    Recent research has found that alcohol can increase the risk of breast cancer. But consumed in moderation, alcohol can be good for your heart. How do you weigh the benefits versus the risks?