Thursday, July 17


So says a new study in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Women most at risk of breast cancer obtained, on average, 23 percent of calories from animal fat, versus 12 percent in the lowest-risk group, reports Reuters. Vegetable fats such as olive oil did not affect a woman's risk. "We found that it was not total fat but certain types of fat that was related to breast cancer risk," the study director said. In other words, "There was a higher risk of breast cancer among women who ate foods rich in animal fat such as red meat, cheese, ice cream and butter."
UPDATE 7/18: Yet another study, this one by Britain's Medical Research Council, published in The Lancet confirms: Evidence Mounts of Animal Fat, Breast Cancer Link

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