By Jessica Patella, ND, abstracted from “Effect of dietary fiber intake on breast cancer risk according to estrogen and progesterone receptor status” in the 4 May 2011 online publication of European Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
Breast cancer is the second most common form of cancer in women (1). Although death rates from breast cancer have been declining since 1990, there is still a 1 in 35 (3%) chance a woman will die from breast cancer (1). For this reason, many women are becoming more aware of preventative options. Recent research has shown diets high in fiber are protective against breast cancer (2).
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