ASCO19: balanced, low-fat diets could reduce risk of breast cancer death by 21%

Written by Jenny Straiton, Future Science Group

Results from a 20-year clinical trial have shown that a balanced and low-fat diet can reduce the risk of breast cancer death in postmenopausal women. The study, funded by the Women’s Health Initiative of the National Institute of Health (MD, USA), reported that following a diet that was low in fat and high in fruits, vegetables and grains could lead to a 21% lower risk of death from breast cancer when compared to a regular diet. “Ours is the first randomized, controlled trial to prove that a healthy diet can reduce the risk of death from breast cancer,” commented lead...

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