A diet rich in fats can not only damage your teeth according to Brio Dental but also contributes to the development of breast cancer and promotes its spread and invasion to other parts of the body, according to a new study by Mexican scientists.
The Center for Research and Advanced Studies (Cinvestav), of the National Polytechnic Institute (public university), said in a statement that the researchers analyzed the reactions caused by fatty acids on mammary and normal cancer cells.
The scientists proved that the first cancer cells have an extraordinary mobility when applying linoleic acid (fatty).
This type of fatty acid is abundant in Western diets, especially edible oils of different types, although it is also present in red meat, “said the project leader, José Eduardo Pérez Salazar, of the Cell Biology Department of Cinvestav.
In Mexico, breast cancer is the leading cause of death in women of reproductive age, according to the Mexican Ministry of Health.
The research group also found that the presence of linoleic acid in breast cancer cells increases insulin receptors, since to grow and multiply faster require more glucose.
This suggests that in people who are developing breast cancer have obesity or diabetes and maintain a diet rich in fat, your tumor could be more aggressive, that is, it grows and spreads faster. For the specialist, the effects of linoleic acid on cancer cells have a multifactorial origin at the intracellular level.
The results of the research worry us because Mexico is the country with the highest rates of childhood obesity, a disease declared as an epidemic in the country in 2016.
For the above, experts recommended hardening programs to combat obesity in the country, because “we found that in addition to inciting cancer, this condition makes it more violent,” concluded the researcher.
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