Nutrition and Breast Cancer

  • Geoffrey R. Howe
Part of the Nutrition ◊ and ◊ Health book series (NH)


Breast cancer is the most significant cancer occurring among women in the United States in terms of incidence. In 1995 it has been estimated that there were 182,000 new cases of the disease among women and 46,000 deaths attributable to breast cancer (1). High rates of breast cancer are also seen in Western European and similar populations, including Canada and Australia. Rates of this disease are generally lower in Asian countries, such as Japan and China, but in these latter populations rates have substantially increased over the past several decades (2).


Breast Cancer Breast Cancer Risk Natl Cancer Inst Total Energy Intake Postmenopausal Breast Cancer 
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