Eating fiber-containing foods—especially nuts—during adolescence may significantly lower the risk of developing potentially precancerous fibrocystic breast disease (fibroadenomas).
Harvard also found that fiber and nut consumption was associated with a significantly longer lifespan in women. See What Women Should Eat to Live Longer. Soy consumption during adolescence also seems particularly protective; see Why Do Asian Women Have Less Breast Cancer? The reference to the Black Women’s Health Study refers to Preventing Breast Cancer By Any Greens Necessary. What effect might even just a few weeks on a diet full of plants have on breast cancer cell growth? See The Answer to the Pritikin Puzzle. Don’t nuts make you fat, though? You’d be surprised; see Nuts and Obesity: The Weight of Evidence.
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