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Whole Grain Consumption and Breast Cancer: A Case-Control Study in Women.

Eating a plate of whole grains 8 or more times per week may help to keep breast cancer at bay.

​This study evaluated the correlation between pre-illness intake of whole grains and the risk of subsequent breast cancer diagnosis. Data from 250 breast cancer patients and 250 healthy women were assessed, including self-reported dietary history.

Researchers observed that the likelihood of having breast cancer dropped significantly in women who consumed a serving of whole grains more than 7 times per week. The results of this study show that fondness for whole grains may reduce a woman's predisposition to breast cancer.

Research Summary Information

  • 2016
  • Mourouti N, Kontogianni MD, Papavagelis C, Psaltopoulou T, Kapetanstrataki MG, Plytzanopoulou P, Vassilakou T, Malamos N, Linos A, Panagiotakos DB.
  • Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, School of Health Science and Education, Harokopio University , Athens , GREECE. Department of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, School of Medicine, University of Athens , Athens , GREECE. Department of Nutrition and Biochemistry, National School of Public Health , Athens , GREECE. Pathology-Oncology Department, General Hospital "Elena Venizelos" , Athens , GREECE.
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