How To Use Diet To Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

December 18, 2015

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Ever since it has been discovered that post-menopausal women are more susceptible to developing breast cancer, scientists all over the globe have been searching for ways to reduce the rate of this deadly disease, and recent findings show that the answer may lie in low-fat diet.

A recent study conducted by Colleen Doyle, MS, RD at the American Cancer Society, revealed that that post-menopausal women who are a bit on the plus size have more than 3 times greater chance of developing breast cancer in comparison to women of regular weight.

Awaiting Confirmation

“Among breast cancer survivors, researchers are beginning to associate excess weight with an increased risk of recurrence and mortality,” says Doyle, and continues:

“It’s tempting to think that a low-fat or vegetable-filled diet would reduce breast cancer”, however the association between these diets and breast cancer prevention is yet to be proven.

Nonetheless, adopting the low-fat diet would be extremely beneficial not just because the research shows the connection between a low-fat diet and reduced risk of breast cancer, but also because all the women who took part in the aforementioned research managed to permanently lose weight and improve their overall health.

It’s a win-win combination really.