Sumary of A Woman’s Diet Might Help Her Avoid Breast Cancer:
- MONDAY, June 7, 2021 — Women whose diets tend to feed inflammation may have a heightened risk of breast cancer, a preliminary study suggests..
- It’s high in red and processed meats, sugar and saturated fats, said Carlota Castro-Espin, the lead researcher on the study..
- That type of diet, she said, might contribute to breast cancer because it promotes inflammation, and also because it’s lacking in foods that fight inflammation..
- So the findings square with the general advice on healthy eating, according to Castro-Espin, a PhD student at the Catalan Institute of Oncology, in Barcelona, Spain..
- She said, “There is some evidence that dietary patterns rich in plant foods and lower in animal products and refined carbohydrates are associated with a lower risk of postmenopausal breast cancer.”.
- McCullough added that one clinical trial — the type of study considered to give the strongest evidence — found benefits with the traditional Mediterranean diet..
- Women assigned to the diet (and supplied with olive oil) had a lower risk of developing breast cancer than those who were told to cut fat from their diets..
- But, McCullough said, studies suggest that eating habits affect cancer risk above and beyond their impact on weight….