More and more evidence links cancer—even that of the breast—with diet. Overall, the research shows your best-odds, cancer-protecting diet is one with more whole, plant-based foods. And a new study continues to support that concept, especially early on. In the study, women with the most inflammatory diets—containing high levels of red meats, sugar and refined carbohydrates—during adolescence and young adulthood were 35% and 41% more likely to have premenopausal breast cancer, respectively, compared with those whose diets had low inflammatory scores. The findings in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention were based on data involving more than 45,000 women. Read more here.

Note: Eat more fruits and vegetables to reduce risk of cancer. Image: Pasadena Farmers Market (June 2017) by Sharon Palmer, RDN

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