Wednesday, 20th March 2019, 11:18:13 PM
Current Affairs
  • SDG 14 is ‘Life Below Water :Plastic pollution. Increasing levels of debris in the world’s oceans are having a major environmental and economic impact. Marine debris impacts biodiversity through entanglement or ingestion
  • SDG 14 is ‘Life Below Water :Coastal waters are deteriorating due to pollution and eutrophication. Without concerted efforts, coastal eutrophication is expected to increase in 20 percent of large marine ecosystems by 2050.
  • SDG 14 is Life Below Water :Ocean acidification has increased significantly in recent decades. Open Ocean sites show current levels of acidity have increased by 26 per cent since the start of the Industrial Revolution.
  • SDG 14 is Life Below Water :Oceans absorb about 30 per cent of carbon dioxide produced by humans, buffering the impacts of global warming.
  • SDG 14 is Life Below Water :Oceans provide key natural resources including food, medicines, biofuels and other products. They help with the breakdown and removal of waste and pollution, and their coastal ecosystems act as buf

 5 Foods To Fight Breast Cancer 

Date of Publish - Saturday, 23rd December 2017


Breast being a common type of cancer in women has become a huge cause of concern over the years. Since one in every eight women suffer from this disease, it is therefore important to know the various reasons and preventive measures for breast cancer and here I have a few dietary dos and don’ts which we must follow. Here are few foods which help in either preventing or recovering from cancer in general and breast cancer in particular. 

 • Pomegranate

Pomegranate is often referred to as an “anti-cancer” fruit due to the high anti-oxidant content in it. The ‘ellagitannin’ cells found in pomegranate seeds suppress the abnormal secretion of estrogen, thereby preventing the growth of estrogen-responsive malignant tumours. Pomegranate also helps in increasing the haemoglobin count of the blood, which is very important for people suffering from cancer.


This commonly used spice is very rich in iron and other minerals which not only help in fighting cancer but also helps in improving body metabolism. Cinnamon suppresses the vascular endothelial growth factor which results in tumours in blood vessels. Cinnamon also has antibacterial and insecticidal properties which ensure better functioning of the body. It contains the compounds which are often used for chemotherapy to fight breast cancer. Apart from this, cinnamon also helps in reducing blood glucose concentration by regulating insulin secretion by the “islets of Langerhans” cells of the pancreas,

• Walnuts

 Walnuts are highly rich in antioxidants, which not only prevent the growth of cancer cells but also reduce the rate of multiplication of cells in a person suffering from cancer. Including walnuts in the regular diet of women reduces the chances of breast cancer up to 40%. It is the presence of omega 3 fatty acids, melatonin and various vitamin compounds which reduce the abnormal multiplication of cells, especially near the breast region. Studies say, walnuts both suppress the growth of cells that can cause breast cancer and stimulate the production of cells that prevent breast cancer. So, it is a must to include walnuts in your diet every day.


Since breast cancer is generally associated with lumps found near the lung region, this vegetable which is rich in Vitamin C and Vitamin K suppresses this inflammation altogether. Studies have proved people who consume broccolis in their everyday life are less susceptible to the various types of breast cancer. It is also the presence of various soluble fibres in broccoli that reduces the risk of cancer. 


The Latest studies have it that strawberries contain a number of chemical compounds which prevent the risk of breast cancer in women. Strawberries, however, take long to react. They should be consumed from an early age so that the body does not produce genes which stimulate metastasis, especially near the breast region.




Author :
Sreerupa Biswas IMIM017


Leave a Comment