Starch intake may influce risk for breast cancer

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There’s a latest news about starch intake will effect to breast cancer recurrence. It is according to research that being present at 2011 CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. Researches show that a subset analysis examination on how carbohydrate intake will influce breast cancer recurrence. There’s 48 % of the change in carbohydrate intake that become a key factor of breast cancer. Based on that, the researcher indicated that there’s more research must be done especially on the dietary recommendation. It is to help women with breast cancer to know about the intake of starch.

What is Starch?

Starch is a carbohydrate consist of a large number of glucose units that being joined by glycosidic bonds. It is produced by all green plants as an energy store and it is most common in human diet and contained large amount in such staple foods such as wheat, maize, potatoes, rice and cassava. The pure starch color is white. It is also tasteless and odorless powder that is insoluble in alcohol or cold water. It is processed to produce many of sugars in our foods.

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