Fast facts about breast cancer
* Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer for women in the U.S., apart from some skin cancers
* 224,147 women and 2,125 men were diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012
* 41,150 women and 405 men died from the disease
Apples, bananas, and grapes consumed during adolescence, and oranges and kale during early adulthood, appear to be particularly beneficial.
The authors note that fruits and vegetables that are rich in α-carotene could offer the most protection.
Fruit juice, on the other hand, did not appear to make a difference.
Advice on cancer prevention already includes getting a good supply of fruits and vegetables, but the current findings indicate that intake during adolescence may be especially important.
Source: MNT News
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