The risks of talcum powder

What role do diet and baby powder play in the development of fibroids and ovarian cancer?

If you randomly select a group of women and Ultrasonic her womb, most of them have fibroid tumors by the age of 50and by most I mean more than 80 percent of black women and nearly 70 percent of white women. As you can see at 0:23 in my video Talcum powder and fibroids, Hhalf of the white women while studying already would have Myomas in their early 40s, while half of African American women even had it early, from their middle30s.

Now that we have overcome the shock of fibroids spread, the next question arises:, W.hy the racial differences? Is it Diet, stress, [or] Environmental pollution? Possibly the reason could provide an indication of what is causing fibroids. For example African Americans tend to to have lower intakeS. of fruits and vegetables, and fruits and vegetables seem to protect against fibroids. (Are citrus fruits particularly protective, although seemingly Not citrus juice only, how found in the Health Study for Black Women.)

It is interesting the if you measure up the beta-carotene level in fresh surgical tissue samples from uterine fibroids and adjacent normal uterusOthers Tissue obtained from hysterectomies can be found in significantly lower concentrations in the fibroids. In fact, as you can see at 1:23 in mine Video, Beta carotene was not even detectable in half of the fibroid preparations, and The is the same was found in cancer: Most of the cancer tissues tested had undetectable beta-carotene levels compared to normal tissue next to the tumor. Could it be do decreased beta-carotene levels somehow play a role in causing these conditions? Sounds a bit tedious, but you don’t know untilyou put it to the test.

Tthere has never been a randomized controlled clinical trial with fruits and vegetables for fibroids until … never. Researcher did to do a randomized controlled trial of kind-of-a-fruit-andVegetables-at-the-same to study tomatoes for the prevention of fibroids, BBut they studied fibroids in Japanese quailas in the birds. That doesn’t really help me help mey man, not a quail Patient.

The effects of lycopene, the red pigment in tomatoes, “in an animal Model may not be exact represent Lycopene effect in People.” And, In fact, the Harvard Nurse study found no obvious link between lycopene consumption and fibroidsas you can see in mine at 2:27 VideoSo yesS., Fruits and green vegetables at least can to have a protective effect, but we won’t know for sure until they are properly put to the test.

Vitamin D level is another possibilitythe factor why african Americans suffer disproportionately from fibroids, since weOmen with darker skin are more likely being inadequate the vitamin. ONas many as 80 percent of black women may have inadequate vItamin D, compared to just one in five white women.

Vitamin D does inhibit Multiplication of fibroids, at least in a petri dish, and met can maybe shrink Tumors in your house rat, but what about In People? Has a population study Find that women with sufficient vitamin D. Had values ​​in her blood approximately one-third lower likelihood of fibroids, which is in line with finding that women who report high levels of sun exposure also appear to be protected, but until there is an intervention study in which women are randomized to vitamin D or. be allocated on Placebo, we won’t know for sure if vitamin D has a role in preventing or treating fibroids.

African American women are also more common sprinkle Baby powder on her genitals, what not only double the likelihood of fibroids, but can Even increase the risk of ovarian cancer, the deadliest gynecological cancer. Internal memos show Johnson & Johnson knew about the risk of cancer, but still chose Africa American. In an ad representing an African American family who You can see mine at 4:04 Video, Johnson & Johnson said, “Think of us as a lifelong friend of the family-possibly a life shortened by his baby powder. ONat least that’s what a jury found in 2017 if it excellent on woman $ 110 million in damagesand that was overn Top of $ 200 million in judgments 2016, with thousands of lawsuits pending according to internal memos revealed the, decades ago, Johnson & Johnsons its own assigned toxicologists warned the company that there are several studies showing a connection with cancer. ONnobody who denies this riskS. that the talc industry is perceived by the public how the cigarette industry perceives it: dto deny the obvious despite all evidence to the contrary. “


  • Fruits and vegetables seem to protect against fibroids, and African Americans tend to eat less of these plant-based foods.
  • Fibroids are common in women, with more than 80 percent of black women and nearly 70 percent of white women by age 50.
  • When measuring beta-carotene, significantly lower levels are typically found in fibroids and cancerous tissues.
  • A randomized controlled clinical trial of fruits and vegetables for fibroids has never been conducted. So even though we know that fruits and green vegetables have protective effects, we cannot know for sure until they are tested in an intervention study.
  • African Americans can suffer disproportionately from fibroids due to insufficient vitamin D levels.
  • Scattering baby powder on the genitals can not only double the chance of getting fibroids, it can also increase the risk of ovarian cancer, and African American women are more likely to do this than white women.
  • Johnson & Johnson was aware of the risk of cancer but, according to internal memos, chose to target African Americans in its baby powder advertising campaigns.
  • Juries have awarded hundreds of millions of dollars in damages in lawsuits against the company, with thousands more pending.

When I started with it Article accordingly Video, I profileed the effects of diet and supplements on fibroid tumors, but then I was carried off by this terrible tangent to ovarian cancer-and I am so glad I did. What a story! No wonder companies are working hard to pass crime reform to limit the amount of damage they can pay for their negligence or misconduct. If you remember, it was a series of landmark court cases that also brought to light the tobacco industry’s damning internal communications. For a bit about this story, see:

In health,

Michael Greger, MD

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