Dr Oz: How To Prevent Ovarian Cancer
Dr Oz did a show on Ovarian Cancer Warning Signs, and then he was joined by Dr Donnica Moore to go over revolutionary new ways to prevent Ovarian Cancer. Three of the prevention tips were foods to incorporate into your diet such as Kaempferol Foods, Phytochemical-Rich Whole Grains and two cups of tea. The other two ways to prevent Ovarian Cancer had to do with quite opposite things – Birth Control Pills and having children! Here is an elaboration on all of Doctor Oz’s Ovarian Cancer Prevention tips:
Dr Oz: Kaempferol Foods
Doctor Oz said that foods that contain Kaempferol can help prevent Ovarian Cancer. Dr Donnica Moore said that a study found that women with the highest levels of Kaempferol in their diet on a daily basis had a 40% lower risk of getting Ovarian Cancer. Kaempferol is a flavonoid found in foods like broccoli, spinach, kale, endive and onions. Dr Moore said that there are no calorie limits on these foods, so you can eat as much as you would like every day, as long as you aren’t making them unhealthy with ingredients like a cheese sauce! She said that eating them raw is a great way to incorporate them into your diet.
Dr Oz: Whole Grains Prevent Ovarian Cancer
Dr Donnica Moore told Dr Oz that be eating whole grains that are rich in fiber and Phytochemicals, you can actually block to re-absorption of estrogen back into your gut. She said that all of these Ovarian Cancer Prevention tips work best when you have exercise in your daily routine as well. Some whole grains to try out are oats, quinoa, barley, spelt, millet and flaxseed.
Dr Oz: Tea Prevents Ovarian Cancer
Dr Moore told Doctor Oz that a recent study done in Sweden looked at 61,000 women and found that those who drank two glasses of Black Tea everyday dramatically decreased their risk of getting Ovarian Cancer. A similar study was done in China and found similar results. The bottom line seems to be that drinking tea can help your body prevent getting Ovarian Cancer.
Dr Oz: Birth Control Pills Prevent Ovarian Cancer
Dr Donnica Moore said that for women who do not have contraindications or other reasons not to take Birth Control Pills, that you can help to prevent Ovarian Cancer by being on the pill for more than 5 years. Birth Control Pills help to prevent Ovulation which causes Inflammation in your body. You can reduce your risk of getting Ovarian Cancer by 50% by taking the pill for over 5 years, and the longer you take them, the more benefit you seem to get. Dr Oz said that the benefit continues for 15 years after you stop taking the pill as well!
Dr Oz: Breastfeeding Prevents Ovarian Cancer
Doctor Oz’s final tip for Ovarian Cancer Prevention is that you lower your risk if you have children, especially if you have a child before the age of 30. You get added benefits if you breastfeed your baby as well, and the more children you have, the greater the benefit you receive. However, Dr Donnica Moore said that if you have problems conceiving and take Infertility Medication, then you actually increase your risk of having Ovarian Cancer.