New studies show that post-menopausal women can see a significant reduction in hormones tied to breast cancer even by losing a small amount of weight. This was true for participants who lost weight through either diet or exercise. Results give hope to older women, who face the greatest risk of developing breast cancer.
After menopause, a woman’s body continues to produce estrogen and other hormones that lead to breast cancer. Previous studies had already shown that exercise reduces the presence of these hormones. Lead researcher Dr. Anne Tiernan, Director of the Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, wanted to see how this would affect the highest risk candidates.
Participants were sorted into the following four groups: diet, exercise, diet and exercise and those with no lifestyle changes. Blood samples were drawn throughout the study to measure the levels of estrogen, testosterone and other hormones that may contribute to cancer. By the end of the study, hormone rates dropped significantly for both the diet and diet and exercise groups, regardless of the amount of weight that participants lost.
The study proved that diet-aided weight loss could help prevent breast cancer in postmenopausal women. This is especially promising for older women who aren’t able to exercise regularly. By extension, the Sensa weight loss supplement could help lower the risk of developing breast cancer. When Sensa granules are added to food, they trigger a response in the brain that helps people feel full. The result is weight loss without a strenuous diet or exercise program.
Developed by Dr. Alan Hirsch, Sensa uses smell and taste to provide the body with natural weight-loss motivation. The science behind the supplement has been tested in two major trials. The first was performed by the Smell & Taste Treatment and Research Foundation and the second by an independent laboratory. Both proved that Sensa works for patients without a change in diet or exercise.
It’s not always possible for older patients to make drastic changes to their lifestyle. Health problems can be major obstacles. Passive weight-loss programs, like Sensa, open the door for the elderly to reduce their weight and their levels of certain hormones. Use of revolutionary new weight-loss techniques will hopefully reduce cancer rates for this population.