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Those who fol­low the Mediter­ranean diet may re­duce their risk of de­vel­op­ing breast can­cer, with the diet po­ten­tially chang­ing the mi­cro­biome of your breasts for the bet­ter. Re­searchers from The Wake For­est School of Medicine in the US fol­lowed 40 fe­male adult mon­keys for 31 months, who ate ei­ther a Mediter­ranean or Western diet. They found that those on the Mediter­ranean diet had 10 times the level of ben­e­fi­cial Lac­to­bacil­lus bac­te­ria in their breast tis­sue, com­pared to those on the Western diet, which is sig­nif­i­cant as breast-can­cer tu­mours of­ten ex­hibit lower lev­els of these bac­te­ria. Those who ate the Mediter­ranean diet also had higher lev­els of com­pounds pro­duced from bile and bac­te­rial ac­tiv­ity that were con­sis­tent with a lower risk of breast can­cer.

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