Hiroshi Nishiura writes:
There are four major risk factors
in Mrs. Masuda's lifestyle. To prevent her from developing cancer, she
should overcome the following risk factors and carry out my health plan
to decrease her risks.
First, there are these risk factors: She is a postmenopausal woman. This means internal secretions like estrogen have weakened and this is a endocrinological risk factor for her to get cancer. Another risk factor is that she tends to stay at home and doesn't exercise much. Also she is 15 kilos overweight. Another risk is that her LDL level is above normal. Obesity and/or high level LDL cholesterol can be major risk factors for cancer. And the last major risk is her diet, that is, she eats quite a bit of beef and pork, dislikes most vegetables, and prefers to eat Western-style desserts like rich cakes and ice creams.
Here is my advice to her to prevent cancer: First of all, as she is 15 kilos overweight and tends to stay at home, she should make it a rule to exercise everyday. Doing exercise is useful practice for her. It is thought that people like her need intensive exercise for at least 15 minutes before getting any real benefit. Too easy an exercise routine won't get her fit as a fiddle.
Second, because of her high LDL level and bad diet, she should change her eating habits. It is good for her health to eat more vegetables, fruits, and fiber rich foods and to stop eating fatty food like fried meat. Beef with lots of grease and the skin of chicken contain polyunsaturated fatty acids. These polyunsaturates may cause bad fat metabolism in her body and raise the risk for cancer. So it may be effective for her to eat fish rather than meat. And I recommend her to eat cooked tomatoes and broccoli sprouts. Cooked tomatoes contain lycopene, which reduces risk of deadly cancers. And broccoli sprouts have 30 to 50 times the concentration of isothiocynates compared with another food and this material is known to protect cancer.
The most basic sort of advice can be summarized as follows:
(1) eat more vegetables and fruits (a strict high-fiber diet is better which consists of no sugar, no fatty foods, and a whole lot of fresh fruit and vegetables);
(2) stop eating fatty food like fried meat and ice cream;
(3) eat cooked tomatoes and broccoli sprouts;
(4) start exercise (starting from quick pace walking or swimming would be effective) for at least 15 minutes a day;
(5) don't skip breakfast to stabilize metabolism.
I suppose the best recipe must be a combination of these. It is important for her to try and continue as much as she can to improve her own health.
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