Mediterranean Diet Linked to Reduced Breast Cancer Risk

The Mediterranean diet — rich in vegetables, fruits, whole grains and olive oil, and low in dairy products and red meat — is linked to a reduced risk for breast cancer, according to a randomized trial.

Researchers randomly assigned 4,152 women with an average age of 68 to one of three eating plans: the Mediterranean diet supplemented with extra-virgin olive oil, the diet supplemented with mixed nuts, or a control group given only advice to reduce dietary fat. (Extra-virgin olive oil comes from the first physical squeezing of the olives. Lesser grades are extracted by processing the remains.)

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