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What foods are to be avoided when you have fibroids?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: No effect

Your diet will not affect fibroids.

In brief: No effect

Your diet will not affect fibroids.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Dr. Lyndon Taylor
Beef and other red meats and ham, beer and alcohol tend to increase fibroids. Green vegetables, fruit and fruits decrease fibroid growth. Vitamin D deficiency is linked to fibroid risk. Reference UpToDate.
Dr. Michael Rothman
Internal Medicine

In brief: Phytoestrogens

Fibroids are a result of high estrogen levels.
High estrogen can be caused by excessive carbohydrate intake (via competetive inhibition of glucoronidase enzyme) therefore a low carb diet is beneficial to reduce estrogen and help shrink fibroids. You may also have low iodine, thyroid problems, low progesterone. All of these things should be evaluated. All phytoestrogens should be avoided.

In brief: Phytoestrogens

Fibroids are a result of high estrogen levels.
High estrogen can be caused by excessive carbohydrate intake (via competetive inhibition of glucoronidase enzyme) therefore a low carb diet is beneficial to reduce estrogen and help shrink fibroids. You may also have low iodine, thyroid problems, low progesterone. All of these things should be evaluated. All phytoestrogens should be avoided.
Dr. Michael Rothman
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