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"Diet and breast cancer, the Mediterranean reduces the risk"

  • Friday, October 05 2018

To study the role of nutrition in the alteration of mammary tissue bacteria, a team of researchers from the Wake Forest School of Medicine monitored female macaque specimens

Nutrition largely affects the amount of bacteria present in the breast tissue. The Mediterranean diet more than any other dietary model would contribute to increasing the number of probiotic bacteria capable of inhibiting the growth of breast cancer. The western diet, on the other hand, rich in fats, sweets and processed foods would increase the possibility of developing neoplasia.
This is what emerged from a recent study published in the journal Scientific Reports.
The Mediterranean diet is considered one of the healthiest eating habits. It is characterized by the consumption of cereals, legumes, fruits, vegetables, fish, white meats and dairy products. Several studies have previously shown that a Mediterranean dietary model can substantially reduce the risk of developing diabetes, certain cardiovascular diseases and cancer.


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