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Breast cancer risk 26% lower in overweight postmenopausal women eating low glycemic index diet
Friday, May 09, 2008 7:39 am Email this article
Among overweight postmenopausal women, the one-forth eating the lowest glycemic index diet were 26 percent less likely to get breast cancer than the one-forth of women eating the highest glycemic index diet according to a study from France. To say this in reverse, the risk of breast cancer was 35 percent higher in the one-forth of women eating the highest glycemic index diet. Subjects
Subjects: 62,739 postmenopausal women
The study involved 62,739 postmenopausal women from the E3N French study who had completed a validated dietary history questionnaire in 1993.
Conclusion: High-glycemic index foods increase risk of postmenopausal breast cancer
“Rapidly absorbed carbohydrates are associated with postmenopausal breast cancer risk among overweight women and women with large waist circumference,” the researchers concluded.
Lajous M, Boutron-Ruault M-C, Fabre A, Clavel-Chapelon F, Romieu I. Carbohydrate intake, glycemic index, glycemic load, and risk of postmenopausal breast cancer in a prospective study of French women. Am J Clin Nutr. 2008 May, 87(5):1384-91.
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