High Fruit and Vegetable Intake Linked to Lower Risk of Breast Cancer

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Sep 15, 2011 – A new study suggests women who eat diets rich in fruits, vegetables, legumes and nuts, fiber-rich grains, and low-fat dairy have a lower risk of developing certain types of breast tumors. This diet closely follows the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet. Further examination in the study suggests high vegetable and fruit intake is the notable link. Specifically, the women in the study were less likely than other women to develop estrogen receptor negative tumors that account for one-quarter of breast cancers and tend to be more aggressive with fewer treatment options than estrogen receptor plus tumors. Read Press Release

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