October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. So, it’s the perfect time to talk about an important, new study that pinpoints one of the strongest factors affecting breast cancer risk.
And it has nothing to do with drinking alcohol, obesity, lack-of-exercise, smoking history, or even genetics!
Of course, I’m sure the mainstream will have a hard time accepting these new findings. Especially since they completely fly in the face of what they’ve been preaching for decades regarding this one “condemned” food.
But the findings make perfect sense to me — as I’ve spent decades studying the real causes of breast cancer. They also made a lot of sense to my wife when I told her about them, as she spent a career studying the part of the world discussed in this new study…
I’ll tell you all about this new study and its important findings in a moment. But first, let’s talk a little about where we currently stand when it comes to the state of breast cancer treatment in this country…
New research turns old myths upside down
The U.S. government has spent billions of research dollars trying to prove that drinking alcohol, being overweight, lack of exercise, and smoking causes breast cancer.
But none of those factors panned out.
Mainstream medicine has also pushed for ever-increasing genetic testing. But again — science shows genetics only play a limited role in determining breast cancer risk.
More than 30 years ago, research I conducted for my Ph.D. thesis — as well as research conducted by other scientists — found that breast cancer rates markedly increase in each succeeding generation of Asian-Americans after they immigrate to the U.S. from places like Japan, China, and The Philippines.
In my own research, I found that first-generation Asian-American immigrants had much lower breast cancer rates than average in the U.S. The second generation had breast cancer rates on par with the U.S. average. And by the third generation, breast cancer rates for Asian-American women were actually higher than the U.S. average.
Clearly, we can’t blame genetics for that rapid increase. There’s obviously something more going on. And the new study I mentioned earlier helps shed some light on this troubling phenomenon.
Looking to Mongolia for answers
The new study analyzed breast cancer incidence and mortality rates from the International Association of Cancer Registries (IARC) for many countries.
Turns out, the small country of Mongolia has much lower cancer rates than the rest of the world. And its rates are significantly lower than its bordering countries — China and Russia.
In fact, the breast cancer rate in Mongolia is one-third of China’s and one-fifth of Russia’s.
Of course, the disparity is even greater when comparing Mongolia to industrialized, modern parts of the world like Europe and North America…
Indeed, Mongolia’s breast cancer rates are just one–eighth of Europe’s and one-tenth of North America’s.
And the researchers honed in on one striking difference that helps explain the disparity between Mongolia and all the other countries…
Higher fat diet linked to lower breast cancer rates
The mainstream often blames a high-fat diet for higher breast cancer rates in the West. But this study completely turns that false assumption on its head.
In fact, the researchers note, “Mongolia’s low breast cancer incidence is of particular interest because of their unusual diet (primarily red meat and dairy) compared with other Asian countries.”
And there you have it.
I’ve been reporting for years that dietary fat isn’t the enemy it’s made out to be. On the contrary — it clearly has a protective effect when it comes to many chronic diseases. Including breast cancer (and other major cancers, as I’ll explain on Thursday, so stay tuned).
Of course, the researchers still call for more research…
But there’s really no reason to wait around when it comes to reaping the health benefits of red meat—as long as you’re following a few important guidelines…
Not all red meat is created equal
As I’ve explained before, you have to be selective in choosing red meat. You should always opt for grass-fed, free-range, organic varieties. The same goes for dairy—which should also be full-fat, and not low-fat.
This kind of natural meat and dairy is exactly what men and women in Mongolia eat. My wife, Carole O’Leary, and her colleagues have done a lot of fieldwork with Central Asian populations like those in Mongolia. She said their red meat typically comes from sheep (lamb) and goats. In fact, Mongolians introduced lamb into the cuisine of Northern China (Mandarin) a millennium ago.
Plus, their meat is grass-fed, free-range, and organic, because Mongolians are nomadic pastoralists, roaming with their livestock across natural, completely uncultivated grasslands. And they don’t use antibiotics or hormones on their livestock. Nor do they board their livestock in artificial, unhealthy environments.
And, as we can see from this recent research, a diet rich in this type of meat will not increase cancer risk. Quite the opposite, in fact.
Now, before I go, let me make one more point…
Mammograms don’t lower death rates from breast cancer
In the U.S., the politically correct, Susan B. Komen “Pink Ribbon” posse claims aggressive mammogram screening is the best way to reduce breast cancer rates in this country. But as I’ve explained many times before, mammograms are directing unnecessary attention to smaller and smaller lesions of “suspicious” cells. The type of cells that aren’t at all cancerous once you put them under a microscope.
Even when we do classify these small lesions as “cancer,” sometimes they don’t really behave like cancer in the body. They will never cause illness or death. This is often true of ductal carcinomas of the breast.
But — in many cases — the benign lesions still get treated as real cancer. And we subject women to the tortures, worries, and dangers of real cancer treatments.
The absolute failure of mammography is evident when you consider the fact that breast cancer mortality rates — which should be the ultimate measure of success — haven’t dropped in the U.S. in 25 years.
And in Mongolia, which has the lowest rates of breast cancer in the world, they don’t even perform routine mammograms!
I often suggest that researchers get outside the four walls of their sterile labs to see what’s really going on in the real world. Especially when it comes to human diet and health.
The world is full of opportunities to observe “experiments of Nature,” where populations in various countries eat vastly different diets than our standard American diet — and have very different health outcomes.
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P.S. On Thursday, I’ll tell you about a specific nutrient in red meat, which may be responsible for its cancer-fighting effects.
“Breast cancer incidence in Mongolia,” Cancer Causes Control 2012, Jul 23 (7), 1047-1053