Julia B. Greer, MD, MPH

Protect Yourself from Breast Cancer with Antioxidants

Nutritarian Diet

Julia B. Greer, MD, MPH, an epidemiologist whose work focuses on pancreatic, ovarian, and breast cancers, contributed this discussion of how to protect yourself from breast cancer with antioxidants.

Antioxidants are substances that may protect cells from damage caused by the unstable molecules known as free radicals. Damaging free radicals can come from many sources: sunlight, carcinogens in cigarette smoke and charred meat, chemicals such as benzene, and the heme iron found in red meat. Free radical damage to cells may lead to DNA damage, which can contribute to cancer risk. more→

Japanese Miso Cabbage Salad

Miso Cabbage Salad

Enjoy the benefits of miso’s healthy enzymes and a nice fiber and protein boost in this delectable salad that can serve as a main dish or a side salad. Contributed by Julia B. Greer, MD, MPH, adapted from The Anti-Breast Cancer Cookbook.* Photos by Evan Atlas.

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