Breast cancer survival increased by healthy lifestyle and eating plants

This large research project from the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) confirmed how a plant-based diet and a healthy lifestyle lowers breast cancer incidence. 

Researchers cross referenced 85 different studies on over 164,000 women worldwide and found “breast cancer patient survival may be associated with a healthy weight, physical activity, eating foods with fiber and soy and lower fat intake, particularly saturated fat”

The American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) recommendations remain that all cancer survivors “eat a plant-based diet, maintain a healthy weight and get regular exercise”. 

“The research suggests that women who have a healthy weight and are physically active, both before and after they are diagnosed, have a better chance of surviving a diagnosis of breast cancer and of not getting a second primary breast cancer”
Dr. Anne McTiernan, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, October 2014. 

“We know there are many reasons for women to eat a plant-based diet and be active, both for cancer prevention and overall health”
Alice Bender, associate director for nutrition programs, American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR), October 2014.

Study report covering 85 global studies on over 164,000 women worldwide, as publically released by the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) and the World Cancer Research Fund International’s Continuous Update Project, October 15, 2014.

Posted: Wednesday 12 November 2014