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  2. Jun 16, 2022

Plant-Based Diets Reduce Risk for Breast Cancer

Plant-based diets reduce the risk for breast cancer in postmenopausal women, according to research presented at the annual meeting of the American Society for Nutrition. Those women who followed a healthful, plant-based diet of fruits, vegetables, legumes, and whole grains the longest had the least risk of cancer compared to those who ate less healthy foods or animal products. Those who followed lower quality diets increased their risk for breast cancer.


Shah S, Mahamat-Saleh Y, Ait-Hadad W, Varraso R, Boutron-Ruault MC, Laouali N. Adherence to Healthy and Unhealthy Plant-Based Diets and Risk of Breast Cancer Overall and by Hormone Receptor and Histologic Subtypes Among Postmenopausal Women. Abstract presented at: Nutrition 2022, annual meeting of the American Society for Nutrition; June 14-16, 2022; virtual conference.

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