Dr. Benjamin Nuako, a clinical nutritionist, strongly advises against women ingesting high-fat dairy and saturated foods like meat, eggs, and dairy products in order to prevent the growth of fibroid tumors.
Speaking on Nkwa Hia, a health chat show on Adom TV on Monday with host Afia Amankwaah Tamakloe, the nutritionist said diets high in saturated fats can elevate the estrogen level in women which permits fibroids to grow larger.
According to him, eating certain meals also puts a strain on the liver, which makes it harder for the body to process and eliminate extra hormones.
“There is a hormone called ‘Insulin-Like Growth Factor 1’ (IGF1), which helps all parts of the human body to grow. This same hormone is artificially produced to feed some animals to grow faster; so the more you consume the meat of these animals, the more the hormone shoots,” he said.
He said excess IGF1 is dangerous to the body thus the need to avoid saturated and high-fat foods.