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Link to diet and cancer in African North American women

A recent study has shown that eating lots of carrots and cruciferous vegetables — broccoli, cabbage, and collard greens helps reduce breast cancer risk.

It is interesting that the results did not show a similar benefit in relation to fruit.

There have been studies done in the past of the relationship between fruit and vegetable consumption and breast cancer in white women. The results have not been consistent.

Studies has shown that a diet which is high in vegetables, fruits, whole grains and fish will lead to a lower risk of estrogen receptor-negative breast cancers among women.

The ER-negative form of breast cancer s insensitive to the hormone estrogen. This type of cancer is more common with African-descent women then white women. It is also harder to treat and more often fatal than estrogen-sensitive cancers.

Breast cancer is the second leading cancer-killer for both African American and white women. Approximately one out of eight American women will develop the disease at some point in life, although age, heredity and environmental factors can increase an individual's risk.

The latest research shows that women who eat at least two servings of vegetables a day have a 43% lower risk of ER-negative breast cancer compared with women who ate less than four servings of vegetables each week.

The vegetables that appear to reduce the risk of all types of breast cancer include broccoli, collard greens, cabbage and carrots.

It seems that you need to know what type of foods are best for you - whether it be for breast cancer prevention or just what is the best nutrition for your age.

Good health will help you to get a good rate on you life insurance. You'll also live longer.