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Fibre may cut breast cancer risk

<p>Eating wholemeal bread and cereal can reduce the chance of younger women getting breast cancer.<br /></p>




Eating wholemeal bread and cereal can reduce the chance of younger women getting breast cancer.


Scientists monitored more than 35,000 women for seven years, reports the Mirror. Out of those studied, 350 pre-menopausal women developed breast cancer. The women all ate more protein and less fibre.


Prof Janet Cade, of the University of Leeds, said: “We found no protective effect in the older group but significant evidence of a link in pre-menopausal women.”


“It goes along with the general healthy eating advice to make sure that you are getting plenty of fibre in your diet through breakfast cereals, bread, pasta, fruit and vegetables.”


 
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