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Early High-fiber Diets Reduce Breast Cancer Risk Later

Healthy eating early in life may protect against later breast cancer.

Adolescent girls and young women who consumed a healthier diet had less breast cancer as they aged. Researchers found those who ate the highest amounts of dietary fiber had a 25% lower risk when compared with those who ate the lowest amounts. Both insoluble and soluble fiber consumption were beneficial. For each 10 gram increase in daily fiber intake the risk fell by 13%!

PositiveTip: Young women should eat plenty of fiber-rich foods like fruits, vegetables and whole grains.