Hong Kong scientists evaluated the dietary intakes of Chinese women to identify patterns which may aﬀect the risk of breast cancer. A diet with the highest intake of vegetables, fruits, soy, milk, protein, and ﬁsh was associated with a 74% lower risk of breast cancer, compared to those eating the least of those healthy foods; those eating the most reﬁned grains, meat, and pickles had 254% increased risk compared to those eating the least of those unhealthy foods. Not surprisingly, the women who combined a high intake of the healthy foods and a low intake of the unhealthy foods shows the overall lowest risk.
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