Eat Your Salad! Fiber Is Shown to Lower Breast Cancer Risk


Bust out the big salad while you're still in your salad days: Women who chow down on more high-fiber foods during adolescence and young adulthood—especially fruits and veggies—have a lower risk of developing breast cancer,according to a new large-scale study from Harvard.

Researchers combed through data on 90,534 women. Twenty-five years ago, the participants (ages 27 to 44 at the time) reported their food intake, and did so every four years after that. They also filled out a questionnaire about their diet during high school, a peek back into how they ate during adolescence. Read on!

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