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Protect yourself against breast cancer by following a Mediterranean diet


Posted by Misia

In the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, check out and share this article to spread awareness about the importance of healthy eating to reduce risk of cancer! The way we eat may increase our chances to live a longer life, so make sure you follow a healthy eating style!

A recent study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, suggests that following a Mediterranean diet, rich in whole grains, fruits, vegetables, legumes, fish and olive oil, may help women lower the risk of developing breast cancer after menopause. By analysing about 15,000 Greek women, whose eating habits were monitored for a decade, researchers discovered that those who most closely adhered to a Mediterranean eating style were 22 percent less likely to develop postmenopausal breast cancer.  The findings suggest that a strong relationship exists between the diet and lower risk of breast cancer among postmenopausal women, strenghtening other research that link a Mediterranean diet to lower incidences of several diseases, especially heart disease and cancer.

You can read the full article here:

http://bit.ly/dpo473

If you want to find out more about the Mediterranean diet and give it a try, here's a good place to go:

http://www.italiandiet.com

 

 
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