All Topics → Forum: Complementary and Holistic Medicine and Treatment → Topic: Zinc Deficiency Could be a Factor in Breast Cancer Development
Posted on: Feb 7, 2017 01:59AM
Zinc is especially important in prostate and breast cancers. People with the BRCA1 gene have the highest known risk for developing breast cancer. In 2012 a cohort of individuals with the gene identified were examined. The researchers found a lower risk of cancer development in the people with the highest concentrations of zinc. The same study also found that the individuals with the lowest levels of zinc in their bodies had a significantly increased risk of breast cancer developing.