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Which foods should I stay away from if I have uterine fibroids?

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Don’t eat a diet full of sugar, processed foods, red meats, and high-fat dairy. Studies show that eating these foods can make your fibroids worse. The same goes for alcohol and caffeine.

SOURCES:

UCLA Health: “Fibroid Treatment Options - Alternative Therapy.”

Medscape: “Further Results and Implications of Clinical Trials: Hypertension Associated With Presence of Fibroids in Premenopausal Women.”

American Journal of Clinical Nutrition: “Dietary glycemic index and load in relation to risk of uterine leiomyomata in the Black Women's Health Study.”

Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: “Vegetarian diet and reduced uterine fibroids risk: A case-control study in Nanjing, China.”

American Journal of Epidemiology: “Association of Physical Activity with Development of Uterine Leiomyoma.”

Women’s Health Issues : “The Association between Self-Reported Major Life Events and the Presence of Uterine Fibroids.”

UterineFibroids.org: “Homeopathic and Holistic Treatments for Uterine Fibroids.”

University of Maryland Medical Center: “Menstrual pain.”

St. Luke’s: “Uterine Fibroids - Home treatment.”

Women’s Health Concern: “Period pain.”

Women’s Health: “Can vitamin D reduce the risk of uterine fibroids?”

Epidemiology: “Vitamin D and the Risk of Uterine Fibroids.”

LocalHarvest: “Red Raspberry Leaf Tea.”

Mayo Clinic: Uterine fibroids – Treatment.”

Reviewed by Nivin Todd on November 04, 2018

SOURCES:

UCLA Health: “Fibroid Treatment Options - Alternative Therapy.”

Medscape: “Further Results and Implications of Clinical Trials: Hypertension Associated With Presence of Fibroids in Premenopausal Women.”

American Journal of Clinical Nutrition: “Dietary glycemic index and load in relation to risk of uterine leiomyomata in the Black Women's Health Study.”

Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: “Vegetarian diet and reduced uterine fibroids risk: A case-control study in Nanjing, China.”

American Journal of Epidemiology: “Association of Physical Activity with Development of Uterine Leiomyoma.”

Women’s Health Issues : “The Association between Self-Reported Major Life Events and the Presence of Uterine Fibroids.”

UterineFibroids.org: “Homeopathic and Holistic Treatments for Uterine Fibroids.”

University of Maryland Medical Center: “Menstrual pain.”

St. Luke’s: “Uterine Fibroids - Home treatment.”

Women’s Health Concern: “Period pain.”

Women’s Health: “Can vitamin D reduce the risk of uterine fibroids?”

Epidemiology: “Vitamin D and the Risk of Uterine Fibroids.”

LocalHarvest: “Red Raspberry Leaf Tea.”

Mayo Clinic: Uterine fibroids – Treatment.”

Reviewed by Nivin Todd on November 04, 2018

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