Study Finds Low-Fat Diet Reduces Risk of Dying From Breast Cancer
Study Finds Low-Fat Diet Reduces
Risk of Dying From Breast Cancer The long-term study of over 48,000 postmenopausal
women has found that diet plays a key role in
how cancer responds to treatment.
The study was initiated by the Women’s Health
Initiative (WHI) in 1993 and required participants
to aim for a low-fat diet and track their meals.
The women were followed for 20 years,
with almost 20,000 participants carefully
logging what they ate for an eight year span.
An analysis of the data has found that those
who stuck to low-fat, plant-based diets were at a
20 percent lower risk of dying from breast cancer.
Doctors believe that a healthy diet
can positively influence the treatment process, as obesity is a major risk factor
for at least 13 different types of cancer.
However, the study did not reveal that diet
decreases the overall risk of breast cancer.
Dr. Chasse Bailey- Dorton,
via NBC News