Eating A Mediterranean Diet Can Reduce The Risk Of Breast Cancer By 40%

March 7, 2017

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 The one common theme we've learn to understand for good health is how we treat our bodies and more scrutiny into what we eat is being examined by researchers.  A recently completed study looked at the diet of 62,000 women over 20 years and found that eating a Mediterranean diet rich in vegetables, nuts, fish and olive oil cuts the risk of getting a deadly form of breast cancer by 40%. Keeping white bread, red meat and candies to a minimum significantly reduced the likelihood of estrogen-receptor negative breast cancer in post-menopausal women, which is more likely to be fatal than other types. The good news is a typical Mediterranean diet is tasty: high intakes of plant-based proteins such as nuts, lentils and beans, whole grains, fish and 'healthy' monounsaturated fats such as olive oil. Researchers pointed out the link of reduced breast cancer in post-menopausal women partaking in the Mediterranean diet even if in a non-Mediterranean population. Of course, this isn’t the sole factor but it is one step you can take to help prevent breast cancer. The study's finding are printed in the International Journal of Cancer.

SOURCE: Daily Mail

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