Published On: Mon, Apr 18th, 2016

Low-fat diet may reduce breast cancer danger

Woman with breast cancer awareness ribbon

Woman with breast cancer awareness ribbon

A research study has shared that a diet having low-fat food entities is probably to help women in their postmenopausal stage to hold off from breast cancer and also lesser the mortality danger rates linked with the deadly disease.

The results illustrated that women who have a low-fat diet for about eight years lessened their danger of death from persistent breast cancers. They also elevate their endurance rates by 82 percent when evaluated with women who had not pursued the dietary schedule.

Women who did not pursue the diet were at 78 percent in general endurance dangers.

Rowan Chlebowski from the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute in the US stated that “This was the first time we had examined the deaths after breast cancer among this group, and we found that a sustained low-fat diet increased the survival rates among postmenopausal women after a breast cancer diagnosis,”

Moreover, heart disease mortality rate was observed to be lesser in the dietary group.

Though, much of the breast cancer features, involving volume, nodal status, and circulation of poor prognosis, triple negative cancers, and HER2 positive cancers, were discovered parallel amid the two groups of women. Chlebowski further recommended that “The study also suggests that women would need to remain on the low-fat diets to maintain the benefits of the dietary intervention,”

To verify the influences of a low-fat dietary pattern on breast cancer, the team organized further examination of a randomized clinical trial that had pursued 48,835 postmenopausal women. The women were of 50-79 age, had no previous breast cancer and had usual mammograms and also had a consumption of usual dietary fat. Of those, 19,541 women were pretending a lesser fat diet with a nutritionist-led group discussion that sought to decrease fat consumption to 20 percent of energy and boost the intake of fruits, vegetables, and grain.

The further 29,294 women in the trial pursued their usual dietary patterns. The research was described at a clinical test plenary session, at a the continuing American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) yearly meeting in Louisiana, US.

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Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.