Breast Cancer and High Bone Density:
In addition to blood
clots, numerous studies show that patients with breast cancer
also have higher than normal bone density. While we know that
low bone density is problematic and can lead to fractures, perhaps
having very dense bones is not an indicator for an ideal state
of health either.
Studies linking high
bone mineral density to breast cancer include:
Aspirin and Lower
Aspirin, which as noted
in the preceding sections, is preventative against blood clots
and breast cancer, and blocks vitamin K, has also been shown to
reduce bone mass in rats. In a 1986 study, researchers studied
the effect of acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin) on bone metabolism
in young male rats. The results indicated "an inhibitory
effect of ASA (acetylsalicylic acid) on bone resorption and formation
in growing rats."
K: Can Excessive Levels Be a Factor in Breast Cancer?
Vitamin K promotes
blood clotting, osteocalcin, MGA proteins, and high bone mineral
density. Patients with breast cancer tend to have blood clots,
high levels of osteocalcin, MGA proteins, and high bone mineral
density, the same conditions caused by high levels of vitamin
K. Substances known to be effective against breast cancer include
olive oil, garlic, aspirin and vitamin E. These are all substances
that thin the blood and/or block vitamin K. Which leads to the
question, "Are high levels of vitamin K a factor in breast
cancer?" I think it is a question worth considering.
The charts below show
that many of the factors that are known to increase the risk of
breast cancer are the same factors that are linked to increased
vitamin K levels. Conversely, many of the factors linked to a
reduced risk of breast cancer are identical to the factors linked
K deficiencies. The table below illustrates some of the common
factors found between high levels of vitamin K and breast cancer.
linked to both high levels of Vitamin K and increased rates of
a number of the factors that have been linked to increased breast
cancer risks have also been linked to increased levels of vitamin
K, it may be logical to consider the possiblity that the conditions
themselves are closely linked. We already know many of the conditions
that can reduce vitamin K levels, and it may be logical to use
some of this information in searching for additional factors that
would be preventative against breast cancer.
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