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Why are my breasts sore the days after I eat too much sugar?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 13, 2012 at 11:50 PM

Seriously. This always happens to me, and I don't understand why sugar consumption would cause breast tenderness.

Care to enlighten me?

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After 3 months of paleo eating, I noticed that my fibrocystic breasts are not as lumpy as they used to be--the tissue is softer. Not an improvement I expected, but really reinforces how powerful paleo is.

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on April 13, 2012
at 11:55 PM

My ob/gyn told me that sugar, as well as caffeine, can cause imflammation in breast tissue. I have fibrocystic tissue. The avoidance of sugar, caffeine, red meat, soy, and the addition of iodine-rich foods has eased the soreness, hardness, and discomfort from swelling.

88a669ef87f8138d6bbfbdace533a482

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on April 14, 2012
at 01:31 AM

After 3 months of paleo eating, I noticed that my fibrocystic breasts are not as lumpy as they used to be--the tissue is softer. Not an improvement I expected, but really reinforces how powerful paleo is.

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on April 14, 2012
at 04:37 AM

I wonder if you've managed to boost prolactin somehow by eating sugar. Increasing calcium intake might help.

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on April 14, 2012
at 04:46 PM

I have been paleo for about 6 months. After the first few months, my breast size went down over a cup size... Last month, I got a little sloppy with my diet- taking in more sugars,eating more red meat, and just more conventional meat in general. My breasts were tender, slightly uncomfortable, and a little fuller (not back to the previous size, but still noticeably fuller). For the last 2-3 weeks, I have limited my sugars again, almost cut out conventional meat entirely, and decreased my red meat intake back to maybe once a week. I am glad to say the tenderness is gone completely... and unfortunately, the inflammation lol... this was like my unplanned, quick/short-term, personal experiment of the effects of sugar and red meat on breasts :D

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