The raison d'etre of this website is to provide you with hard scientific information which may help you make informed decisions in your quest for health (so far I have blogged concise summaries of over 1,500 scientific studies and have had three books published).

My research is mainly focused on the effects of cholesterol, saturated fat and statin drugs on health. If you know anyone who is worried about their cholesterol levels and heart disease, or has been told to take statin drugs you could send them a link to this website, and to my statin or cholesterol or heart disease books.

David Evans

Independent Health Researcher

Sunday, 5 February 2012

High fat diets protect against breast cancer

This study was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association 1992 Oct 21;268(15):2037-44

Study title and authors:
Dietary fat and fiber in relation to risk of breast cancer. An 8-year follow-up.
Willett WC, Hunter DJ, Stampfer MJ, Colditz G, Manson JE, Spiegelman D, Rosner B, Hennekens CH, Speizer FE.
Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA 02215.

This study can be accessed at:

This study investigated the association of dietary fat, fiber and the risk of breast cancer. 89,494 women aged 34 - 59 were followed up for 8 years.

The study found:
·         Women who had the highest fat intake had a 14% decreased risk of breast cancer.
·         Women who had the lowest dietary fibre intake had a 2% decreased risk of breast cancer.

    This study shows that dietary fat is protective against breast cancer incidence.