A A low-fat diet, including at least one part of the fruit a day, reduces the risk of dying from breast cancer by one-fifth, according to a large study. The findings, of nearly 50,000 women, come from the largest randomized trial to investigate the effect of nutrition on the disease.
It found that those who limit daily consumption of fat to 25 percent of daily calories and ate at least one serving of fruits, vegetables and grains had significantly lower mortality rates than those who consumed high-fat diets.
Overall, the risk of premature death was 15 percent lower. And the chance of premature death from breast cancer decreased by 21 percent.
The research, conducted by Dr. Rowan Cleoby of the UCLA Medical Center, monitored women for an average of 20 years, diagnosing 3.374 cases of breast cancer.
Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in the UK, with one in eight women diagnosed during their lifetime.
A number of trials suggest that healthy eating reduces the chances of developing the disease and dying from it. But they were often observational studies that can not be fully adapted to the fact that those who consume more fruits and vegetables and limiting fat could have a healthier lifestyle in other aspects.