Satoshi Akamaru writes:
Mrs. Masuda, a recent study shows
that trans fatty acids are a risk factor of breast cancer. According to
recent research, postmenopausal women whose bodies contained the highest
levels of trans fatty acids were 40 percent more likely than those with
the lowest levels to develop breast cancer. Trans fatty acids are formed
when vegetable oils are partly hydrogenated to form margarine and other
solid vegetable cooking fats. Probably trans fatty acids make free radicals
in the human body. Free radicals hurt DNA base pair arrangement easily
to mutate in coping DNA, that is tumor. So your cooking style is danger
to develop breast cancer.
Fatty dishes are a contributing factor for not only getting cancer but also for heart diseases such as coronary arteriosclerosis and narrowing of the arteries. In addition, you take fewer vegetables which have anti-arteriosclerosis effect as a result of interfering with oxidation of LDL-cholesterol. Many scientists believe that oxidate LDL-cholesterol is the biggest cause of thickening the walls of blood vessels. And you should know that consuming high numbers of calories such as overeating sugar raises the LDL-cholesterol level in the blood after a complex set of metabolic processes. You had better decrease calorie intake, especially solid oils from vegetables such as margarine or coconut oil.
However, it is a little bit difficult for most people to change their lifestyle. I would like to suggest two points about calories income and outgo.
First: You should make your eating life clear in detail. Write down all of your diet, the main dishes, desserts, drinks, and so forth in the form of dietary notes. Bring your notes to our dietitian in order to get her help next week. She will give you much advice about your diet from points of contents and quantities. This suggestion aims to check your diet as well as help you to concentrate on your own diet. You will be thinking about your behavior more carefully by starting to write about it. Maybe you start to change your lifestyle from today.
Second: Buy a pedometer and write down your walking distance each day in your dietary notes. Walking is the best way to burn your body's fat and lower your blood cholesterol. You should know your calorie consumption each day. You might be surprised that you can reach a lower level. Behavior change starts with taking notice. Good luck!
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