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Foods that could trigger the developing of cysts?

Hi,

My friend, who is a woman of 45 years, has been receiving a prescription diet from many years ago that excludes nuts (almonds, tree nuts, etc), peanuts, strawberries, chocolate, coffee, saussages, among other things.
This diet is to prevent formation of cysts, which she is prone to produce under the right circumstances.
Since I usually do the cooking for both, my question is about what compounds these foods share that could be acting as a cyst trigger.
So I can research in more detail about other ingredients that could be also triggering that are not included on the list.

I'm a little confused because papers I have been reading from sites like Pubmed state some of that ingredients as anticarcinogenic and recommend to eat them as prevention of cysts.
Maybe a estrogenic with ERα affinity compound that those thing share?

Thank you so much.
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Do you mean ovarian cysts?
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I think you should ask her doctor for more information besides just the word "cysts." There are different kinds, and they probably have different causes. Here are some.

Related to the menstrual cycle:
    Follicular cyst. A follicular cyst begins when the follicle doesn't release its egg at mid-month, but continues to grow.
    Corpus luteum cyst. When a follicle releases its egg, it begins producing estrogen and progesterone for conception. This follicle is now called the corpus luteum. Sometimes, fluid accumulates inside the follicle, causing the corpus luteum to grow into a cyst.

Not related to the menstrual cycle:
    Dermoid cysts. Also called teratomas, these can contain tissue, such as hair, skin or teeth, because they form from embryonic cells.
    Cystadenomas. These develop on the surface of an ovary and might be filled with a watery or a mucous material.
    Endometriomas. These develop as a result of a condition in which uterine endometrial cells grow outside the uterus (endometriosis). Some of the tissue can attach to the ovary and form a growth.

And who knows, there are probably more besides. Talk to the doctor, not all cysts (even ovarian cysts) form from too much estrogen, or anything of the sort.
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