Nutrition education may prevent breast cancer recurrence

January 6, 2015 2:13 PM

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Nutrition education may prevent breast cancer recurrence

New research has found that nutrition education focused on reducing red meat consumption and increasing fruit and vegetable consumption may reduce the recurrence of breast cancer.

In a small study from Federal University of Santa Catarina in Brazil, 18 breast cancer patients were educated for 12 months on proper nutrition. The 75-patient control group did not receive any education. The five-year survival rate for breast cancer patients in Brazil is only 58.4 percent.

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