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Hormone Studies and the Diet and Breast Cancer Connection

  • Barry R. Goldin
  • Sherwood L. Gorbach
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 364)

Abstract

The incidence rates for breast cancer vary widely in different parts of the world. The disease is more common in North America, Australia and Western Europe, relative to South and Central America, Asia and Africa.1-3 Epidemiologic studies which relate per capita consumption of various dietary constituents to international variations in breast cancer incidence provide the most consistent evidence for an association between diet and breast cancer.4-7 A significant positive association between total fat consumption and breast cancer incidence or mortality was found in all seven studies in which total dietary fat was reported. Among other dietary components that were compared to breast cancer rates, positive correlations with total calories, meat, sugar and specific fatty foods and negative correlations with cereals, beans, rice, maize and pulses were observed.7

Keywords

Breast Cancer Breast Cancer Risk Dietary Fiber Breast Cancer Incidence Fecal Excretion 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Barry R. Goldin
    • 1
  • Sherwood L. Gorbach
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Community HealthTufts University School of MedicineBostonUSA

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