Mediterranean diet reduces risk of breast cancer

This healthy diet can actually improve your chances of never getting breast cancer.
This study compared the diets of 3,034 women with breast cancer to the diets of 3,392 women without. The researchers wanted to see whether following a Mediterranean diet offered protection against breast cancer.

It did. Women who most closely followed a Mediterranean diet were a significant 18% less likely to have breast cancer. Even women who scored in the middle for how close they followed the diet were 14% less likely to get breast cancer than the women who followed it the least.

This study adds even more evidence to the argument that a healthy diet high in vegetarian food and low in meat is protective against cancer. Both menopausal women and premenopausal women were protected against breast cancer in this study.

The Mediterranean diet is good for more than just cancer prevention. It has also been shown to prevent heart disease, cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease, and to effectively help you maintain a healthy weight among other benefits.


Nutrients 2018;10(3)



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