Recommendations for the prevention of chronic disease: the application for breast disease.

TitleRecommendations for the prevention of chronic disease: the application for breast disease.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1988
AuthorsBoyar AP, Rose DP, Wynder EL
JournalThe American journal of clinical nutrition
Volume48
Issue3 Suppl
Pagination896-900
Date Published1988 Sep
ISSN0002-9165
KeywordsAdult, Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Breast Neoplasms, Cholesterol, Dietary, Chronic Disease, Dietary Fats, Estrogens, Female, Fibrocystic Breast Disease, Humans, Lipids, Menopause, Middle Aged, Risk Factors
Abstract

Experimental and epidemiological evidence suggest that a diet with dietary fat as low as 20% of kcal may be necessary to reduce the risk of breast cancer. Two groups of women, postmenopausal women treated for breast cancer and premenopausal women with cystic breast disease accompanied by cyclical mastaligia, participated in an intervention program to determine the feasibility of such a low-fat diet. After 3 mo of intervention both groups were consuming a low-fat diet; in the premenopausal groups serum estrogen levels decreased in response to the fat reduction. Other nutrition-education programs in research institutions, restaurants, and schools are attempting to influence the public's knowledge and behavior regarding the importance of dietary fat reduction.

Alternate JournalAm. J. Clin. Nutr.
PubMed ID3414596
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