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Association between whole grain intake and breast cancer risk: a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies

​High dietary ingestion of whole grains may help to cut down a woman's risk of developing breast cancer.

This study examined the correlation between whole grain intake and breast cancer risk by means of a meta-analysis. A total of 11 studies were included in this meta-analysis. 

Data analysis revealed that increase in the frequency of consumption of whole grains lessened the risk of breast cancer. The findings of this study show that diets high in whole grains may be beneficial in the prevention of breast cancer.

Research Summary Information

  • 2018
  • Yunjun Xiao, Yuebin Ke, Shuang Wu, Suli Huang, Siguo Li, Ziquan Lv, Eng-kiong Yeoh, Xiangqian Lao, Samuel Wong, Jean Hee Kim, Graham A. Colditz, Rulla M. Tamimi, Xuefen Su
  • Channing Division of Network Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 181 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA Department of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, USA
  • Yes, Free full text of study was found:
  • No. Source of funding disclosure not found
  • No. Potential conflicts disclosure not found
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