Dietary Fat and Breast Cancer: Controversy and Biological Plausibility

  • David P. Rose
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 364)


The influence which dietary fat may exert on the development of breast cancer continues to provoke heated debate.1-5 The association between fat consumption and mammary carcinogenesis in experimental animals was first described by Tannenbaum over 50 years ago6 and has been confirmed repeatedly since then.7-9 In addition to influencing the promotional stage of carcinogenesis, dietary fat also affects the growth of transplantable rodent mammary carcinomas10-12 and of human breast cancer cells when injected into athymic nude mice.13-17


Breast Cancer Breast Cancer Risk Benign Breast Disease Postmenopausal Breast Cancer Patient Influence Breast Cancer Risk 
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  1. 1.Division of Nutrition and EndocrinologyAmerican Health FoundationValhallaUSA

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