as found in
Cancer Detection and Prevention
Vol 32, Issue 1
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"Diet, a modifiable risk factor for breast cancer, should be a focus for primary prevention."
An article just published in Cancer Detection and Prevention reviewed the recent medical literature on the relationship between diet and risk of breast cancer. The authors of this paper reviewed studies published between 1999-2007, and they examined the relationship between diet and risk of breast cancer in both women who had a genetic predisposition to breast cancer and those who did not.
The authors identified the following foods that appeared to lower the risk of breast cancer in both groups:
- Low fat dairy products
- Mono and polyunsaturated oils
- Vitamin D and Calcium
The authors also identified foods that appeared to increase the risk of breast cancer in both groups of women:
- Saturated Fats
The authors also reported that total excess calories appeared to increase the risk of breast cancer in both groups of women.
In concluding their research, the authors suggested that diet is a modifiable risk factor for breast cancer, worthy of focus as a means for primary prevention of the disease.
The full article referenced above is from Cancer Detection and Prevention Vol. 32, Issue 1: "Nutrition and breast cancer among sporadic cases and gene mutation carriers: An overview, pp 52-64. Click here to purchase a copy of the entire article.
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