The team of Dr. Nancy Dunne and Bill Slater cover a new study that further links women with PCOS to Fibrocystic breast disease in their February 18th newsletter, PCOS Review. Learn yet another good reason to include omega 3 fatty acids in your diet. – Catherine, Editor PCOS Support Blog.
Did you know that women with PCOS are more than three times as likely to develop fibrocystic breast disease, according to a new study?
Fibrocystic breast disease is a condition where both breasts become tender or painful, and lumpy. The roundish lumps can be soft or firm, move freely within the breast tissue and are tender to the touch.
Fibrocystic breast disease has been linked to excess estrogen and prolactin. Women with PCOS also often tend to have elevated estrogen and prolactin.
Standard treatment is pain relievers or possibly birth control pills. But there’s more that you can do.
1) Consume more omega-3 fats, which are found mainly in fish or fish oil. A new medical study from Oregon Health and Science University has shown that women who consume the most omega-3 fats were 67% less likely to have fibrocystic br.easts and 49% less likely to have breast cancer.
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