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Calories, Carbs, Fat, Fiber: Unraveling The Links Between Breast Cancer And Diet


Added 05-18-19 07:06:02am EST - “A new study finds that women who ate a low-fat diet and more fruits, vegetables and grains, lowered their risk of dying from breast cancer. But which of those factors provided the protective effect?” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “Calories, Carbs, Fat, Fiber: Unraveling The Links Between Breast Cancer And Diet”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

A new study finds that women who ate a low-fat diet and more fruits, vegetables and grains, lowered their risk of dying from breast cancer. But which of those factors provided the protective effect? Cavan Images/Getty Images/Cavan Images RF hide caption

A new study finds that women who ate a low-fat diet and more fruits, vegetables and grains, lowered their risk of dying from breast cancer. But which of those factors provided the protective effect?

"A Low-Fat Diet Helps Reduce The Risk of Death From Breast Cancer." Did a headline like this catch your eye this week?

Dozens of news organizations, including NPR, reported on a new study that found a low-fat diet helped women reduce their risk of dying from breast cancer.

The findings stem from the federally funded Women's Health Initiative, a huge, long-term, national health study launched back in 1993. At the time it began, women who enrolled in the study were in their 50s, 60s and 70s.

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