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Can you eat pigeon peas if you have breast cancer?

SOURCES:

International Journal of Cancer Research and Treatment: “Dietary patterns and breast cancer risk: a systematic review.”

Frontiers in neuroendocrinology: “The advantages and disadvantages of phytoestrogens. “

American Cancer Society: “Soya and Cancer Risk: Our Expert’s Advice.”

JoAnna Hazard, MS, RD, LDN, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Philadelphia.

Nutrition Journal: “Physiological concentrations of dietary genistein dose-dependently stimulate the growth of estrogen-dependent human breast cancer (MCF-7) tumors implanted in athymic nude mice.”

Chemical-biological interactions: “Cajanol, a new anticancer agent in pigeon peas [Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp.] roots, induces apoptosis in human breast cancer cells through a ROS-mediated mitochondrial pathway. “

Stephanie Hopkins, MS, RDN, LD, Seidman Cancer Center University Hospitals, Cleveland, OH.

National Cancer Institute: “Antioxidants and cancer prevention”.

USDA database for the isoflavone content of certain foods.

Purdue University. “Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp. “

Biology: “Phytoestrogens for the prevention and treatment of cancer.”

Current Breast Cancer Reports: “Reducing the risk of breast cancer recurrence: an assessment of the effects and mechanisms of diet and exercise. “

Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry: “Activity of antiestrogenic cajanin stilbene acid against breast cancer.”

Phytomedicine: “Cell cycle arrest and induction of apoptosis by cajanin stilbene acid from Cajanus cajan in breast cancer cells.”