6 on Health: Study shows Mediterranean diet reduces risk of certain kind of breast cancer
The Mediterranean diet can reduce the risk of a certain kind of breast cancer, according to a new study.
The Mediterranean diet, which consists of a colorful array of fruits, nuts, fish, whole grains and vegetables, is known for its health benefits.
Now, it is linked to a lower risk of one of the worst types of breast cancer: Estrogen-receptor-negative breast cancer, which is a post-menopausal form of the disease.
According to the study, researchers found the emergence of estrogen-receptor-negative breast cancer was 40-percent less prevalent if women stuck to a Mediterranean diet.
The research placed a spotlight on the impact that dietary patterns have on the risk of cancer.
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