Nut consumption is associated with a lower risk of breast cancer recurrence and death in breast cancer survivors, according to a new study published in the International Journal of Cancer. Researchers compared nut consumption with cancer survival in 3,449 breast cancer survivors as part of the Shanghai Breast Cancer Survival Study. Those who ate more nuts improved their overall survival and disease-free survival rates when compared to those who consumed lower amounts of nuts. These associations were strongest among survivors with earlier stages of breast cancer.
Wang C, Gu K, Wang F, et al. Nut consumption in association with overall mortality and recurrence/disease-specific mortality among long-term breast cancer survivors. Int J Cancer. Published online October 19, 2021. doi: 10.1002/ijc.33824