Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Med diet linked to lower breast cancer risk

Researchers followed up 14,807 women for an average of 9.8 years and identified 240 incident breast cancer cases. Increasing conformity to the Mediterranean diet had a marginally significant inverse association among postmenopausal women. In short, the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition study stated that conformity to the traditional Mediterranean diet may be associated with lower breast cancer risk among postmenopausal women and could explain, in part, the lower incidence of this disease in Mediterranean countries.

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