Eating Vegetables and Fruits Can Help Prevent Breast Cancer, A New Study Suggests
Those of us who are devoted to getting our “five a day” — the recommended daily serving of vegetables and fruits and, according to nutritional advice — may get additional protection from aggressive forms of breast cancer, according to a new Harvard study. That’s right — eating your veggies and fruits can help prevent breast cancer. The research, published in the International Journal of Cancer, is one of the most concrete sets of proof yet that fruits and veggies are good can help protect women against this form of cancer.
The scientists found that women who’d had higher vegetables and fruits intake were less likely to have HER2-enriched cancer and luminal A tumors, as well as basal-like breast cancer, which research indicates is more common among young African-American women.