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David Evans

Independent Health Researcher

Saturday, 11 February 2012

Higher carbohydrate and fibre consumption leads to increased rates of breast cancer

This study was published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2009 Jan;89(1):283-9

Study title and author:
Dietary carbohydrates, fiber, and breast cancer risk in Chinese women.
Wen W, Shu XO, Li H, Yang G, Ji BT, Cai H, Gao YT, Zheng W.
Vanderbilt Epidemiology Center, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN 37203-1738, USA.

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The objective of the study was to evaluate the association of carbohydrates and dietary fibre with breast cancer risk. A total of 74,942 women aged 40-70 were involved in the study which lasted over 7 years.

The study found:
  • Women who ate the most carbohydrate had a 22% increased rate of breast cancer compared to the women who ate the least carbohydrate.
  • Women who ate the most fibre had a 9% increased rate  of breast cancer compared to the women who ate the least fibre.

This study found that increased dietary carbohydrate and fibre leads to higher rates of breast cancer.