Health: Anticancer Diet

Eating lots of fruits and vegetables is sound advice for anyone, but according to a new study in Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention, it may be particularly valuable for older women. A survey of nearly 3,000 New York City--area women, about half of whom had developed breast cancer, suggests that eating at least 35 servings of fruits and vegetables a week can cut the risk of developing hormone-stimulated breast-cancer tumors by 35% in postmenopausal women. The University of North Carolina epidemiologists who led the study say leafy greens and colorful vegetables like carrots, squash, tomatoes and peppers, which are rich in...

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