Does Rye Bread Protect Against Cancer?
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Does Rye Bread Protect Against Cancer?

October 30, 2019


previously I’ve explored the beneficial effects of flax seeds on prostate cancer as well as breast cancer prevention and survival thought to me because of the lignans in flax seeds which are anti-cancer plant compounds found in red wine whole grains greens cruciferous vegetables but especially sesame seeds and flax seeds the most concentrated source on earth but this is per unit weight people need a lot more grains than seeds and of the grains people eat the highest concentration of lignans are found in rye so can rye intake decrease the risk of breast cancer theoretically yes but unlike flax seeds has never been put to the test if you measure the level of lignans in the bloodstream of women living in a region where they eat lots of rye the odds of breast cancer see cutting in half for women with the highest levels but lignans are also found in tea and berries and so they couldn’t be sure where the protection was coming from so researchers decided to measure alcohol resorcinol metabolize a class of phytonutrients relatively unique to whole grains they collected urine from women with breast cancer and women without and those with breast cancer had significantly lower levels compared to women without breast cancer be they omnivorous or vegetarians this suggests that women at risk for breast cancer consumed significantly lower amounts of whole grains like rye but if you follow older women in their 50s to 60s the intake of whole grain products was not associated with risk of breast cancer a similar result was found for older men whole grain consumption once 50s and 60s did not seem to be linked to prostate cancer risk is it just too late at that point well we know from data on dairy that diet in our early life may be important in the development of prostate cancer particularly around puberty when the prostate grows and matures and so if you go back and look what men were drinking there Adal since daily milk consumption per to triple their risk of advanced prostate cancer later in life and so researchers looked at daily rye bread consumption during adolescence and indeed those who consumed rye bread daily as kids may have cut their odds of advanced prostate cancer in half this is consistent with immigrant studies suggesting that the first two decades of life may be most important for setting the pattern for cancer development in later life certainly important for how we should feed our kids but if we’re already middle-aged is it too late to change course to answer that question researchers in Sweden put it to the test how about we take men who already have prostate cancer split them up into two groups half get lots of rye bread the other half get lots of high-fiber but low lignin wheat bread and see what happens there’s been some indirect evidence that rye may be active against prostate cancer like lower cancer rates and regions with high ride consumption but has never been directly investigated until this study biopsies were taken from their tumors before and after three weeks of bread eating and the number of cancer cells that were dying off were counted there was no change in cancer cell clearance in the control bread group but a hundred eighty percent increase in the number of cancer cells being killed off in the rye group a follow-up study lasting six weeks found a 14% decrease in PSA levels a cancer marker suggesting a shrinkage of the tumor now they know since they used very high rye bread intakes it remains to be tested more normal intake levels would have effects that are of clinical importance as any good red-blooded American my ignorance of the metric system did not flag 480 grams of rye bread a day is out of the ordinary but that translates to 15 slices a day rather than eating a loaf of bread a day the same amount of lignans can be found in a single teaspoon of ground flaxseeds you

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  1. I just turned 20. I really don't hope what I did the first two decades matters too much. I can do 25 pullups. 90kg bench press. Jump very high. I do very well in HIIT. Full dragonflags and stand on my hands. What I thought was healthy doesn't really mean healthy. I wish I paid more attention to my diet. More than staying around 10% bodyfat.

    The men in my family all die before they reach 90. Mostly from heart issues. Do you think diet could make me at least a 100 years old?
    Also is 5 tablespoons of grinded flax seeds too much?

  2. If anyone want to eat rye bread I will suggest trying Danish rye bread, it tastes much better than German style rye bread.

  3. Every corpuscle in my Ukrainian body is delighted to see the high lignan ranking of rye and buckwheat!ย  Very intriguing data; thanks for posting : )

  4. The ending absolutely shocked me. Wow. I have a bag of flax seeds lying around in my house for about 2 years and I've never opened it. Now it's the time!

  5. BTW a good blender, like a Vitamix or Blendtec does a very easy and quick job of grinding flax-seed, as well quickly doing 2-4 cups of whole wheat or rye berries for a loaf or two of fresh whole-grain bread.

  6. Be wise, and eat flax seeds daily. Buy whole flax seeds and ground it yourself with a coffee-bean grounder just before you eat your meal. This way it is fresh and complete. Flax seeds has the perfect omega-3 to omega-6 fatty-acid ratio, that your body desperately need for proper cell functions all over in your body and brain.

  7. Dr Greger, I saw you at Adventist Health last year and have great respect for your work.ย  We as humans do not have the required enzymes necessary to break down the Gliadin (a type of gluten found in barley, wheat and RYE)ย  When consumed, Gliadin leads to intestinal permeability (leaky gut).ย  This allows antigens into the blood stream that should not be there causing the immune system to be engaged.ย  Over 200 Auto-immune diseases are linked to Gliadin.ย  Take type 1 diabetes, for instance, leaky gut allows Bovine protein in causing an immune response,ย  Collateral damages happens when the bovine protein from Dairy is attacked.ย  The beta cells are also attacked by mistake. When the body attacks it's self, you now have an auto-immune disease called type 1 diabetes.ย ย ย  Why consume gliadin that sets you up for every auto-immune disease that you are genetically predisposed to?ย  NEJM 2008 report on the cause of type 1 diabetes.ย ย  Please look into the research at the NEJM.ย  or contact me and I will send you all the links to speed up the process.ย  PEACE

  8. Mmmm, I love me some rye bread ever since I was a kid. ย Any difference between light rye and dark rye or pumpernickel?

    But in that study, having to eat a whole loaf of bread a day as you said is too much. ย Still, rye bread is pretty good, especially really good rye bread. ย In this case, was the rye bread completely rye bread with nothing else added?

  9. Rye, berries and, flax seeds all lower cancer risk and all have vitamin B 17. I am not surprised all. The more studies that are done on cancer and unknowly are foods on the vitamin B17 list the more foods yu'll find that kill cancer with out side effects.

  10. the basic message here is use flax , even one little capsule a day, its also rich ,Iย  n omega3 fatty acids,ย  SURELY ITS A NO BRAINER , flax v cancer mmmm hard choice NOT , GET YOUR FLAX IN

  11. The majority of the comments say flax wins. Why compare? Eat flax & rye or buy/make rye bread with flax meal in it. This isn't a mutually exclusive thing.

  12. Golden brown, flax, linn I am in like gongadin lol plus already been hitter them harder than lard in my biona Rye bread n flax seed organic with p nut butter from whole earth ๐ŸŒ

  13. Wanted to watch through. However, the voice-over was irritating with a pompous and insipid overtone.

  14. I believe that the nutrients in traditional prepared sourdough rye bread are much more absorbable and digestible than grounded flax seeds. The nutrient absorption from raw flaxs might be very limited, because of the fibers ability to hold on to oils and nutrients?

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  16. Anything that replaces animal products will benefit you . Regardless if it has anti cancer properties or not. Removing the animal corpses and their secretions will benefit you big time.

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