Mediterranean diet could reduce risk of deadly breast cancer

A Mediterranean diet could reduce the risk of a severe form of breast cancer by up to 40 per cent, according to a new study.

The scientists involved in the study monitored more than 62,000 women over a period of 20 years in order to work out how their diets could affect their risk of breast cancer.

According to the researchers, women who ate food closely related to Mediterranean diets, which feature plant protein, fish and olive oil, were 40 per cent less likely to develop oestrogen-receptor negative breast cancer than women who did not adopt the diet.

Study lead Professor Piet van den Brandt, from Maastricht University, the Netherlands, said: “Our research can help to shine a light on how dietary patterns can affect our cancer risk.

“We found a strong link between the Mediterranean diet and reduced oestrogen-receptor negative breast cancer risk among post-menopausal women, even in a non-Mediterranean population.”ADNFCR-2094-ID-801833240-ADNFCR