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Poor diet in adolescence, early adulthood increases risk for premenopausal breast cancer

Poor diet in adolescence, early adulthood increases risk for premenopausal breast cancer
May 25, 2017

Women who consumed an inflammation-promoting diet during adolescence and young adulthood demonstrated increased risk for premenopausal breast cancer, according to study results published in Cancer Research.

“A diet low in vegetables and high in sugar-sweetened and diet soft drinks, refined sugars and carbohydrates, red and processed meats, and margarine has been linked to high levels of inflammatory markers in the blood,” Karin B. Michels, ScD, PhD, professor and chair of the department of epidemiology at UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, said in a press release. “Because breast cancer takes many years to arise, we were curious whether such a diet during the early phases of a woman’s life is a risk factor for breast cancer.”

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