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High-carb diet tied to breast cancer risk – IOL Lifestyle | IOL.co.za

August 16, 2012

Older women who eat a lot of starchy and sweet carbohydrates may be at increased risk of a less common but deadlier form of breast cancer, according to a European study.

The findings from a study of nearly 335,000 European women, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, do not prove that sweets, French fries and white bread contribute to breast cancer – but they do hint at a potential factor in a little understood form of breast cancer.

Specifically, the study found a link between high “glycemic load” and breast cancers that lack receptors for the female sex hormone oestrogen, so-called “ER-negative” breast cancers.

via High-carb diet tied to breast cancer risk – IOL Lifestyle | IOL.co.za.

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