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David Evans

Independent Health Researcher

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

High carbohydrate diet linked to a 122% increase in breast cancer

This study was published in Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention 2004 Aug;13(8):1283-9

Study title and authors:
Carbohydrates and the risk of breast cancer among Mexican women.
Romieu I, Lazcano-Ponce E, Sanchez-Zamorano LM, Willett W, Hernandez-Avila M.
Instituto Nacional de Salud Publica, Avenida Universidad 655, Colonia Santa Maria Ahuacatitlan, Cuernavaca, Morelos 62508, Mexico.

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The object of the study was to ascertain if a high carbohydrate intake is a risk factor for breast cancer. The diets of 475 women aged 20 - 75 with breast cancer were compared with 1,391 women without breast cancer.

The study found that compared with women that consumed the least carbohydrates, the women that consumed the most carbohydrates had a 122% increased risk of breast cancer. This was similar for both premenopausal and postmenopausal women.