High-Fat Diet Could Raise Breast Cancer Risk

the MPR take:

Eating foods high in saturated fat may increase breast cancer risk, says research in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. More than 337,000 women in 10 countries were tracked over 11 years, and those who consumed the most saturated fat were approximately 30% more likely to develop breast cancer compared to those who ate the least. High intake of total fat and saturated fat was connected to an increased risk of breast cancer subtypes estrogen receptor-positive (ER-positive), progesterone receptor-positive (PR-positive), and HER2-negative breast cancer. It is emphasized that these findings do not prove a cause-and-effect relationship. 

High-Fat Diet Could Raise Breast Cancer Risk
High-Fat Diet Could Raise Breast Cancer Risk
WEDNESDAY, April 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) — For more than three decades, experts have debated whether eating a high-fat diet increases breast cancer risk. In a large European study evaluating more than 337,000 women in 10 countries over 11 years, researchers found that women who ate the most ...

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