Breast cancer success shown again on a plant-based wholefood diet

The link between a high fat diet and breast cancer incidence has been shown in many studies and here is the latest one.

What did the preliminary ‘Women’s Intervention Nutrition Study (WINS)’ results show?

  • After five years, the mortality rate for women eating the plant-rich, low-fat diet was nearly 10% lower than the mortality rate for women eating a standard high-fat diet
  • After 8.1 years, the mortality rate was 18% lower
  • As of 2013, the mortality rate was 20% lower
  • For women “whose cancers lacked receptors for the hormone estrogen”, the mortality rate was 36% lower
  • For women “whose cancers lacked receptors for the hormone estrogen and progesterone”, the mortality rate was 56% lower   

Study as presented to “an international scientific symposium for interaction and exchange among basic scientists and clinicians in breast cancer” at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio, Texas, USA, on Friday December 12, 2014. The data is from 2,437 study participants in the Women’s Intervention Nutrition Study (WINS). The study was funded by the American Institute of Cancer Research and the National Cancer Institute, and was carried out by researchers from Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston and the Los Angeles BioMedical Research Institute, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.

Posted: Saturday 11 April 2015