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Breast cancer: No effect from fat intake
Friday, August 27, 2004 1:03 am Email this article
Fat intake is not associated with breast cancer according to a recent study.
The risk of breast cancer was not significantly higher for one-fifth of the women with the highest fat intake were compared to the one-fifth with the lowest intake.
Even when looking at the risks for individual fats - saturated, monounsaturated, and polyunsaturated fat and for cholesterol - no increased risk was found.
Women eating diets containing less than 20 percent fat showed no significant reduction in the risk of breast cancer.
Hunter DJ, Spiegelman D, Adami HO, Beeson L, van den Brandt PA, Folsom AR, Fraser GE, Goldbohm RA, Graham S, Howe GR, et al. Cohort studies of fat intake and the risk of breast cancer - a pooled analysis. New England Journal of Medicine, 1996 Feb 8, 334(6):356-61.
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