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A 35-year-old female asked:

Doctors, may you give me names of fibroids anti-tumour foods or foods that can help shrink tumors?and why is estrogen high on monthly periods?thanks

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
One question at a : Time. Fibroids are benign tumors, usually in the uterus, of smooth muscle origin, name = leiomyoma. There are no know foods that can shrink tumors. A balanced diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, low in fats, abstaining from tobacco and no more than one drink/day may help in preventing tumors. Estrogen and Progesterone go up and down during a menstrual cycle, why do women have menstrual cycles?
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Dr. John Lipman
Radiology 38 years experience
Fruit & Veggies: Colorful fruit and veggies are rich in flavonoids which block an important enzyme in estrogen biosynthesis. Even if youre a strict vegan its hard to avoid the hormones in the food supply. Trying to be as close to your ideal weight (cut excess body fat), exercise, and eat healthy (fruits & veggies, limit meat/dairy) will help your fibroid situation alot (and will improve your overall health too !
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Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Sadly, no studies have found that certain foods help to shrink fibroids. While a healthy diet and regular exercise are great for overall health, again there is no data to show that diet or exercise affects fibroid growth.
Jul 11, 2013
Last updated Mar 22, 2020


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