A high-fiber diet during adolescence lowers breast cancer risk, according to a study published online in Pediatrics. Researchers monitored fiber intake and breast cancer incidence rates in 44,263 women during adolescence and early adulthood as part of the Nurses’ Health Study II. Those women who ate the most fiber during adolescence or early adulthood lowered their risk for breast cancer later in life, compared with those who consumed the least.
- Farvid MS, Eliassen AH, Cho E, Liao X, Chen WY, Willett WC. Dietary fiber intake in young adults and breast cancer risk. Pediatrics. Published online February 1, 2016.