Teenage girls who eat a diet higher in fiber with lots of fruits and veggies may lower their risk of breast cancer before menopause, a new study reveals.
Research was done through Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health and was reported in the journal Pediatrics. Health data from 44,000 women was analyzed by researchers from a large, ongoing, national study of nurses, focused on factors that influence women’s health.
The lead author of this Harvard study, Maryam Farvid, said each additional 10 grams per day of increase in fiber intake during adolescence was linked to a 16 percent lower risk of breast cancer overall, and a 24 percent lower risk before menopause.