Reduce Your Breast Cancer Risk
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A. A new study finds that postmenopausal women living in Greece whose diets closely match the traditional Mediterranean diet have a lower risk of breast cancer. The study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, followed 14,807 women for an average of 9.8 years. All of the women filled out diet questionnaires at the beginning of the study and their diets were scored according to how closely their eating habits matched the characteristics of a traditional Mediterranean diet. The researchers based their nine-point scoring system on the following factors:
Postmenopausal women in the study with scores that indicated close adherence to a Mediterranean diet had a lower risk of breast cancer than those with low scores. Every two points of increase in score reduced breast cancer risk by 22%. Breast cancer risk in pre- and perimenopausal women, however, was not affected by the Mediterranean diet.
Get a Mediterranean makeover
Here are some ways to make your diet more Mediterranean:
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