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How to Curb Your Breast Cancer Risk

A new study shows consuming more fiber may lower your risk of breast cancer.

How to Curb Your Breast Cancer Risk

Fresh fruits and veggies can do more than just fuel your workout: The amount of produce you eat can also help lower your risk of breast cancer later in life, according to a study published in Pediatrics. Harvard researchers found that women who consume more high-fiber foods like spinach and raspberries when they’re young (starting at high school age) may have a lower risk for breast cancer later in life than those who eat less fiber. “While this study isn’t the final word on the link between fiber consumption and breast cancer prevention, it gives hope that we may be able to help women reduce their risk through a healthy diet,” says Frances Largeman-Roth, R.D., author of Eating in Color. Aim for 25 grams of dietary fiber daily, with a mix of soluble fiber (found in foods like grapefruit, broccoli, and strawberries) and insoluble fiber (found in whole grains and fruits with skin, like apples or pears).  

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