Carbohydrates and the Risk of Breast Cancer among Mexican Women

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Journal: Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention

Publication Date: 08/2004

Summary: A population of Mexican women was studied in regards to their dietary intake and risk of developing breast cancer. The risk of developing breast cancer was significantly higher (2.22 times) in women with the highest level of carbohydrate intake. This was true for both pre and post menopausal women. There was no association between breast cancer risk and fat intake.

Key Takeaways

High carbohydrate diets show an increased risk for breast cancer, whereas high fat diets show no increased risk. In the highest level of carbohydrate consumption the risk was increased by 2.22 times.

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