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Mediterranean diet linked to lower risk of breast cancer type, study says

The Mediterranean diet is easy to find in the grocery store, contains nutrients that are known to enhance longevity and has other health benefits that are backed by peer-reviewed, scientific studies. Broccoli makes the list because it’s one of nature’s most nutrient-dense foods, with only 30 calories per cup. That means you get a ton of hunger-curbing fiber and polyphenols — antioxidants that detoxify cell-damaging chemicals in your body — with each serving.

    Key Takeaways:

  • Mediterranean diet may reduce the risk of estrogen-receptor-negative breast cancer,
  • The plant and vegetable based diet with fish and monosaturated fat are key components of this diet and have a positive impact in lowering breast cancer incidence
  • Prevention studies are very important in potentially reducing the number of invasive breast cancer diagnosed in the US annually.

“A study published in the International Journal of Cancer on Monday suggests that the Mediterranean diet may reduce the risk of estrogen-receptor-negative breast cancer, a postmenopausal form of the disease with a poor prognosis.”

http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/07/health/mediterranean-diet-breast-cancer-study-food/index.html

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