Uterine Fibroids, what are they?
Fibroids are benign growths that affect the body and lining of the uterus. They can appear on the surface of...
Obesity has been described as a risk factor for fibroids. Losing weight, exercising and eating healthy will have positive impact on your overall health. A diet high in saturated fats may promote estrogen which may promote fibroids. Lack of B vitamins used to convert estrogen in the liver to a weaker form called estriol may promote fibroids. Vitamin D and Omeg-3 fatty acids may ease dysmenorrhea. Foods rich in phytoestrogens such as flax seeds may reduce the risk of endometrial cancer.
So, for your overall health benefit, it helps when you make the right choices. More research is needed however to determine if any specific foods, vitamins or supplement would have any long lasting effects in terms of managing fibroids.