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Pro-inflammatory Diet Tied to Increased Risk of Breast Cancer

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 13 June 2021
Pro-inflammatory Diet Tied to Increased Risk of Breast Cancer
Women consuming a more pro-inflammatory diet are at increased risk for breast cancer, especially premenopausal women.

Foods that increase inflammation include red and processed meat; high-fat foods such as butter, margarines and frying fats; and sweets including sugar, honey, and foods high in sugar. Fruits, vegetables, legumes, tea and coffee all have potentially anti-inflammatory properties.

References

Lee S, Quiambao AL, Lee J, et al. Dietary Inflammatory Index and Risk of Breast Cancer Based on Hormone Receptor Status: A Case-Control Study in Korea. Nutrients. 2019;11(8):1949. Published 2019 Aug 19. doi:10.3390/nu11081949

Author:Manuela Boyle
Tags:NewsEvidence Based ResearchDiets & RecipesBreast Cancer

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