In January 2019 researchers from Iran published the results of their study to assess the relationship between dietary patterns and the risk of breast cancer in women aged under 50 years. Women with confirmed breast cancer between 2013 and 2015, and 408 women with no history of breast or other cancers at the time of the study and 2 years later acted as a control group. Dietary information was collected and analysed. Results showed that the highest risk factor for breast cancer was fried foods. In addition, consumption of soft drinks, processed juices and sweets were also seen to increase the risk of breast cancer. However, increasing vegetable and fruit consumption up to 90 servings per month appeared to decrease the risk of breast cancer.
Marzbani B et al. Dietary patterns, nutrition, and risk of breast cancer: a case-control study in the west of Iran. Epidemiol Health. 2019;41: Epub 2019 Jan 24.