This is what I found on CBSNEWS.COM:
For the first time, a large experiment suggests that trimming dietary fat and eating moremay lower a woman’s risk of dying of breast cancer.
The results are notable because they come from a rigorous test involving 49,000 women over two decades rather than other studies that try to draw health conclusions from observations about how people ate.
Healthy women who modified their diets for at least eight years and who later developed breast cancer had a 21% lower risk of dying of the disease compared to others who continued to eat as usual.
However, that risk was small to start with and diet’s effect was not huge, so it took 20 years for the difference between the groups to appear. The diet change also did not lower the risk of developing, which was the study’s main goal. Still, doctors say the results show a way women might improve their odds of survival.
“There are certain things we cannot control about breast cancer recurring or developing in the first place,” Dr. Elisa Port, director of the Dubin Breast Center at Mount Sinai in New York City, told CBS News. “But the very interesting thing about this study is that this shows us there are things we can control things like diet [and] maintaining a healthy body weight.”
The study, being presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting, looks at nearly 49,000 post-menopausal women. The results come from the Women’s Health Initiative, a big federally funded study that previously overturned longtime advice on hormone therapy for menopause symptoms.
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