Relax, Mrs. Sprat

High-fat, low-fiber diets may not cause breast cancer after all

WOMEN HAVE BEEN TOLD FOR YEARS THAT ONE WAY to reduce the risk of breast cancer is to eat the right diet: plenty of fiber, not too much fat. But a major new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association says it ain't necessarily so. After keeping tabs on nearly 90,000 women for eight years, doctors at Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital and other institutions found no evidence for the assertion. Earlier studies had pointed to the same conclusion, but diehards still think the link may exist. They point out that all the women in the study ate...

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