Diet may affect women with cancer

January 5, 2009 (CHICAGO) A new study finds if they maintain a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, whole grains and low fat dairy they may live longer.

This so-called prudent diet was not linked to a lower risk of death from breast cancer specifically.

However, researchers found breast cancer patients who ate this way were less likely to die from other causes over the eight year period.

The findings published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology are consistent with past studies suggesting that diet may be a more important factor in general health and diseases more than it is in breast cancer survival specifically.

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