You can’t go wrong with this – almost all-dietary advice comes down to the single instruction to eat more fruit and vegetables.
Diet is thought to be a key factor in one in four cancer deaths – and animal fat in the diet is the suspect ingredient in breast cancer.
People who eat a diet of fish, rice and vegetableAs that are extremely low in animal fat, also have low rates of breast cancer.
A high-fat diet increases the levels of the female hormone oestrogen in the blood, which encourages the growth of cancer cells.
In populations with a high-fat diet, women tend to start their periods earlier and reach menopause later so they are exposed to high levels of oestrogen for longer, increasing their risk of breast cancer.
Studies into what effect eating fruit and vegetables has on breast cancer have produced mixed results.
In fact, when combined with taking exercise, the results were dramatic.
Women who therefore, eat enough fruits halve their risk of breast cancer.