Mediterranean Diet May Reduce the Risk of Breast Cancer in Postmenopausal Women?

  • Tara Andresen

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A recent study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition followed 14,807 women over a decade and found that following a Mediterranean Diet* was associated with a statistically significant inverse association with breast cancer among postmenopausal women. The authors of this study conclude that this could in part explain the lower incidence of breast cancer in Mediterranean countries.

*What is a Mediterranean Diet?

High Consumption of: Olive Oil, Legumes, Unrefined Cereals, Fruit, Vegetables, Fish

Moderate Consumption of: Dairy Products, Red Wine

Low Consumption of: Meat and Meat Products

TOTAL FAT = 25-35% of total daily caloric intake
TOTAL SATURATED FAT = less than 8% of daily caloric intake

To find out more about reducing risk factors for breast cancer, see your Naturopathic Doctor. A Naturopath can help put together an individualized treatment and prevention plan that meets your health goals.

Yours in health,
Dr. Tara Andresen, ND

Dr. Tara Andresen is a licensed naturopathic doctor practicing in Toronto, Ontario. She follows an evidence-based approach to naturopathic medicine, incorporating the latest scientific research into effective treatment plans for a wide variety of health concerns.