Effect of Nuts on Lowering Risk of Breast Cancer

No single food or diet can prevent or cause breast cancer, but a person’s dietary choices can make a difference to their risk of developing breast cancer or their overall well-being while living with the condition. However, a person can control other factors, such as smoking, physical activity levels, body weight, and diet. Some researchers have suggested that dietary factors could be responsible for 30–40%Trusted Source of all cancers.

Nut consumption is associated with a lower risk of breast cancer recurrence and death in breast cancer survivors, according to a new study published in the International Journal of Cancer. women with a breast cancer diagnosis who recalled eating nuts were found to have a significantly better disease-free survival over a 10-year study period compared with to those who said they had not eaten nuts.

Food habits affecting Breast Cancer

Evidence is growing about the many ways in which eating nuts, seeds, and legumes can improve your health. There are different foods that play a role in a healthful diet in general, and they may also help prevent the development or progression of breast cancer:

  • a variety of fruits and vegetables, including salad
  • foods that are rich in fiber, such as whole grains, beans, and legumes
  • low fat milk and dairy products
  • soybean-based products
  • foods rich in vitamin D and other vitamins
  • foods, particularly spices, with anti-inflammatory properties
  • foods — mainly plant based — that contain antioxidants

There is growing evidence that nuts, legumes, and seeds reduce the risk for several types of cancer, as well as having other health benefits. Researchers are still investigating whether the health benefits of nuts are because people who eat nuts have a healthier overall diet, but tree nuts seem to have some health benefits on their own. 

Sources : https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/316720

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Author: Pallabi Sinha

I am a Nutritionist with 6 years of expertise in the field. I have a knack of convincing people to switch to a healthier lifestyle.

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