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Eating Fruits and Veggies Can Lower Your Risk of Breast Cancer

September 21st, 2011 | Posted in: Cooking, Health & Nutrition, Recipes

A new article in the Journal of Epidemiology lauds the benefits of fresh fruits and vegetables — this time as it concerns lowering your risk for breast cancer. The researchers followed over 86,600 women for 26 years and found that those who eat diets “rich in fruits, vegetables, legumes and nuts, fiber-rich grains, and low-fat dairy have a lower risk of developing certain types of breast tumors.”

Further, noted the researchers, those who ate diets rich in fresh vegetables and fruits were less likely to “develop estrogen receptor negative tumors that account for one-quarter of breast cancers and tend to be more aggressive with fewer treatment options than estrogen receptor plus tumors.” In fact, slightly less than one percent developed estrogen receptor negative breast cancer.

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