A diet to prevent breast Cancer

Health Oct 27, 2017 at 2:24 pm

By Editorial Staff

We’ve talked before about the potential benefits of the Mediterranean diet for cardiovascular , bone and brain health.

Now, research points to the diet’s value in reducing the risk of developing estrogen-receptor-negative breast cancer, a variant of the disease that strikes postmenopausal women and often has a poor prognosis.

In the study, ERN breast cancer (particularly dangerous because the cancer receptor cells do not respond to hormone treatments, as do receptor-positive breast cancers) developed 40 percent less often in postmenopausal women who consumed a Mediterranean diet, with findings based on more than 20 years of diet tracking involving more than 60,000 women ages 55-69.