Less fat, more fruit may cut risk of dy­ing of breast can­cer

The News-Times - - NATION / WORLD -

For the first time, a large ex­per­i­ment sug­gests that trim­ming di­etary fat and eat­ing more fruits and veg­eta­bles may lower a woman’s risk of dy­ing of breast can­cer.

The re­sults are no­table be­cause they come from a rig­or­ous test in­volv­ing 49,000 women over two decades rather than other stud­ies that try to draw health con­clu­sions from ob­ser­va­tions about how peo­ple eat.

Healthy women who mod­i­fied their di­ets for at least eight years and who later de­vel­oped breast can­cer had a 21 per­cent lower risk of dy­ing of the dis­ease com­pared to oth­ers who con­tin­ued to eat as usual.

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