The presence in the diet of fresh fruits and vegetables can reduce the risk of developing breast cancer by 24%. This conclusion was made by researchers from Harvard University
Scientists analyzed data from medical records of 90,000 women for almost 20 years and found that eating fiber contained in fruits and vegetables can reduce the risks of breast cancer. Fibers provide protection due to the fact that they reduce the excessive synthesis of estrogens, female sex hormones, which provoke cancer of the mammary glands.
According to the observations of scientists, those women in whose diet there were a lot of fruits and vegetables received about 28 grams of fiber every day. It is this amount of dietary fiber contained in total in two apples, one banana, a side dish of broccoli or beans, plus it is recommended to add 2 slices of whole-grain bread.
Those who adhered to such a diet between the ages of 20 and 30 years later were less likely to experience breast cancer. According to scientists, the risks have decreased by 12 - 19%.
While girls who, while still in their teens, consumed the indicated rate of fiber each day, reduced the risk of developing breast cancer before menopause by 24%, compared with those who consumed less of them.
Walter Willett (Walter Willett), a professor of epidemiology and nutrition, noted that the diet that the child receives, in the future is able to have a significant preventive effect on the development of cancer tumors.
Samia al Qadhi, executive director of the organization Breast Cancer Care, stressed that the study is interesting from the point of view that shows the benefits of a healthy diet.