Diet and breast cancer

  • Maureen Hunter
  • Clare Shaw

Abstract

There is an increasing amount of evidence to suggest that diet may play a role in the aetiology of cancer and it is estimated that an average of 35% of all cancers may be attributable to diet (Bingham, 1990). The possible association between diet and breast cancer has been the subject of particular attention, interest and research. Early experiments showed that high fat diets were an effective means of promoting tumour growth in animals with chemically-induced mammary tumours. Total energy intake also appeared to influence tumour growth, with high energy intakes causing tumour promotion. The effects of fat and energy intakes appear to be separate (Schatzkin et al., 1989).

Keywords

Cholesterol Sugar Permeability Obesity Toxicity 

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  • Maureen Hunter
  • Clare Shaw

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