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The Breast Cancer Prevention Diet: The Powerful Foods, Supplements and Drugs That Can Save Your Life [Paperback]

Robert Arnot
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)

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Jun 1999
The breast cancer prevention diet is designed with all women in mind, whether to guard against the onset of breast cancer or to protect from recurrence. Recent studies at leading medical institutions confirm that what a woman eats can have a dramatic impact on whether or not she contracts cancer. In 'The Breast Cancer Prevention Diet', Dr Bob Arnot brings together the results of this research and suggests an eating programme that finally enables women to fight back. Dr Arnot encourages women to think of foods as drugs without the side effects. Although it is not possible to single out specific foods or toxins that initiate breast cancer, certain foods can significantly decrease your risk. By taking charge of our diets, we can take charge of our lives. With a clear overview of the biology of the breast and information about the way in which cancer spreads, Dr Arnot offers helpful, practical guidelines to incorporate these powerful foods into our diet. The book is easy to follow, complete with delicious menu suggestions, cooking techniques and the general information women need to make significant choices that could ultimately save their lives. 'This book should be read by all women, young or old, because it can save lives.' Dean Ornish M.D. President and Director, Preventive Medicine Institute Other books by Dr Bob Arnot The Biology of Success.

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  • Paperback: 273 pages
  • Publisher: Newleaf (Jun 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0717129225
  • ISBN-13: 978-0717129225
  • Product Dimensions: 21.2 x 13.4 x 2.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,437,455 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Dr Bob Arnot M.D. is currently the Chief Medical correspondent for NBC News. He lectures widely and is the author of a number of best selling books including 'The Biology of Success'.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent summary of current research 30 Mar 1999
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
This book provides a thorough and easy-to-read explanation of current research into causes of breast cancer and how to reduce the risk of suffering from it. Since this book was published, additional research supporting Dr. Arnot's conclusions has been published. Even the John Muir Medical Center in California is using flaxseed oil as part of their breast-cancer program. Why are cranks who oppose this book so upset about women eating more fiber and vegetables to stay slender and healthy? Haven't they seen the many epidemiological studies that show a strong correlation beween diet and breast-cancer rates? By the time an annual mammogram shows a tumor, it is too late; the cancer already has a billion cells. As a chemical engineer, I appreciated the step-by-step explanations of chemical processes that cause cells to divide out of control. Thank you, Dr. Arnot.
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When my mother died of cancer, five years after finding out she had breast cancer (pre-menopause), I resolved to do whatever I could to learn more and improve my chances of avoiding cancer, if it was at all possible. Dr. Arnot's book was the extra motivation that I needed. Much of the information that is contained within his book has been around for year - - cutting out the "bad" fats, eating more of the right types of greens, incorporating more soy into your diet, eating less red meat and more fish, etc. Sometimes, you need to hear something a few times befire it sinks in. I can't imagine how some of the more mainstream dietary modifications can be considered dangerous. If Dr. Arnot is guilty of anything, he is guilty for not saying that many of his suggestions are a prescription for healthier living, not just for improving your chances in the fight against breast cancer. (As an aside, these suggestions which have been in vegetarian and health- oriented magazines for years.) As for those who argue that this book is dangerous to women because of the advice it gives and because it will discourage women from going to the doctor, Dr. Arnot couches his suggestions in terms of, well, suggestions. In many places, if I remember correctly, he says that women should talk to their doctor about their level of risk for breast cancer. Furthermore, women who will pick up this buy and buy are likely to be women who know that they are at risk or think that they are at risk because members of their family have died of breast cancer - - they will likely know that there is no magic bullet and that they will need to discuss their individual cases with their doctor. Perhaps Dr. Read more ›
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A practical, no-nonsense, evidence-based guide 28 April 2002
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
This is an excellent book. It is written in a clear, readable style and every recommendation is based on the results of clinical trials (which, as a doctor, I find very reassuring). The advice is practical and easy to incorporate into your own diet. The book also includes complete daily meal plans based on Mediterranean and Asian diets if you feel up to making a complete change to your eating habits. The only problem I have found with this book is that, because it's American, much of the specific advice about food products and where to find them is not helpful to the British reader. Hopefully Dr Arnot will consider publishing a British edition at some point in the future.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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Format:Hardcover
On the eve of my Mother's 3rd anniversary of dying from Breast Cancer, I decided to read this book and try to make sense of it all. I have watched 2 great Aunts, 1 Aunt and my Mother die from this disease, and often wonder when it is my turn. Instead of waiting for it to happen, I bought the book, (and one for my sister also). Finally, someone trying to lower the risk before it happens. I liked the way he explained the risk factors we here of so often, and the way they are related to diet (which nobody ever really has explained yet). The only thing I didn't like about the book, was that there are no recipes to follow. In reading reviews on his other book, about losing weight, people said the same thing. DIDN'T HE LEARN FROM THE FIRST BOOK!!! To follow a mediterrian or asian diet, people need recipes. I couldn't put the book down, but think he should follow up with a cookbook.
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This is a fantastic book, and it is based on science. Poor Dr. Arnot is paying the price for being ahead of this time--we live in an age when preventive nutrition is not popular. This book is excellent, and I have actually looked into some of the research Dr. Arnot cites in the back of the book--he documents what he says! The most amusing thing I have read in a couple of negative reviews here is that people should avoid this book and do breast exams INSTEAD--that is exactly the problem, fellow humans! By the time you find something in a breast exam, it is too late for prevention! Dr. Arnot says, DO BOTH! Prevent now, and always do everything else as an insurance measure. The point of this book is so that when you DO your breast exams regularly, YOU NEVER FIND ANYTHING BECAUSE YOU PREVENTED IT! Thank you, Dr. Arnot! We are all in debt to you!
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Format:Hardcover
This is a well written book that includes scientific information in a conversational style that is quite easy to read. The book offers options for women to make their own decisions. Being in the healthcare field myself, I have not been surprized to find that there have been criticizms of Dr. Arnot's work. What has been disappointing has been the patronizing tone of those criticizms. Primarily, the objections have been that reading the book "might confuse a woman's healthcare priorities", or give someone false hope.
I believe that anyone who actually reads Dr. Arnot's book will realize that he is saying that women have a right to know about the latest findings of research and make their own decisions about how to proceed. He discusses risks and what his recommendations would be to his own wife and daughter. Far from being a wild presciption for a new age fad diet, it is a thoughtfull look at improving one's diet and incorporating promising research.
After all, many physicians are on the tamaxofen band-wagon, yet, in the same breath are unwilling to look at natural methods that might yield similar results with fewer side effects and less risk.
I believe that women should be just as wary of a doctor patting her on the head and telling her that she's not smart enough to set her own priorities, as someone selling a "cure all". This book does neither. It's important reading, and I hope will encourage people to learn more about how their bodies work, the role nutrition plays in health, and the politics as well as the science of research.
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1.0 out of 5 stars I view this book as harmful
I too STRONGLY feel one should read the American Council on Science and Health critique of this awful, misleading book. Read more
Published on 16 Mar 1999
5.0 out of 5 stars Critical information your MD doesn't have time to explain
Excellent introduction to the hormones in a woman's body and how the breast cells are involed. Reasons WHY specific type of food influence a woman's health along with helpful... Read more
Published on 9 Mar 1999
5.0 out of 5 stars Critical information your MD doesn't have time to explain
Excellent introduction to the hormones in a woman's body and how the breast cells are involed. Reasons WHY specific type of food influence a woman's health along with helpful... Read more
Published on 9 Mar 1999
1.0 out of 5 stars This book is a placebo.
Before buying or reading this book, please read the American Council on Science and Health critique of the book. Read more
Published on 10 Feb 1999
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderfully succint material, user-friendly
Bob Arnot presents the material and allows the reader to draw his own conclusions. With the data available and the excellent charts and tables he provides, why wouldn't a reader... Read more
Published on 17 Jan 1999
1.0 out of 5 stars Tabloid Quality
I agree with the criticism that the American Counsil on Science and Health wrote in complete dismissal of this book's shoddy research. The book is a horror. Read more
Published on 4 Jan 1999
2.0 out of 5 stars It's a good start, but...
I recently had a benign lymph node removed from my breast (I'm 25) and received this book as a Christmas present. Read more
Published on 28 Dec 1998
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding Book
Finally someone has the good sense to focus the public's attention towards prevention of this terrible disease. Dr. Read more
Published on 26 Dec 1998
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