Breast can­cer link

Australian Women’s Weekly NZ - - WELLBEING -

Teenage girls with a taste for fast food are at higher risk of get­ting pre-menopausal breast can­cer, re­search from the United States sug­gests. While a diet high in sugar, car­bo­hy­drates, pro­cessed meats and mar­garine is not good for any­one and can in­crease the risk of can­cer and heart disease at any age, it is now thought these foods are par­tic­u­larly dam­ag­ing for young girls whose breasts are still de­vel­op­ing. A 22-year study of data from 45,204 women about their eat­ing habits dur­ing high school and into adult­hood found those who ate large amounts of fast food dur­ing ado­les­cence had a 35 per cent higher risk of pre-menopausal breast can­cer.

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