Breast cancer rates are lower in those who eat a plant-based diet.
We all know that eating veggies is paramount to a healthy diet and lifestyle, but new research is honing in on how a plant-based diet can help reduce the risk of breast cancer. Published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, researchers found that women who closely followed the low-salt Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet, which includes lots of vegetables, fruit, beans, nuts, low-fat dairy and grains with fiber, had a 20 percent lower risk of developing estrogen-receptor negative breast cancer, which accounts for about a quarter of all breast cancers.
Researchers are quick to point out that the study doesn't indicate that a plant-based diet will help prevent you from getting breast cancer, but the association is certainly there. Other research has shown that walnuts can help beat breast cancer, and other superfoods have been shown to help fight cancer of all kinds. Not to mention that vegetables are great for maintaining a healthy weight and getting all of your vitamins and minerals.
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