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 1,400 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

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Increasing dietary saturated fat is associated with a reduction in breast cancer risk

This study was published in the American Journal of Epidemiology 1992 Dec 1;136(11):1327-37
Study title and authors:
Diet in the epidemiology of postmenopausal breast cancer in the New York State Cohort.
Graham S, Zielezny M, Marshall J, Priore R, Freudenheim J, Brasure J, Haughey B, Nasca P, Zdeb M.
Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, State University of New York 14214.
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The study investigated the association of dietary fat consumption with the risk of breast cancer. The dietary histories of 18,586 postmenopausal women were analysed over a seven year period.

Regarding saturated fat consumption, the study found that for every 10 gram per day increase in saturated fat there was a 10% reduction in the risk of breast cancer.