Chef Ayhan Hassan presents
Ayhan’s Mediterranean Diet Newsletter
Your biweekly insight into the Mediterranean Diet.
October 29, 2014
New Study: the Mediterranean Diet Reduces the Risk of Breast Cancer
While it is well know that the Mediterranean Diet boasts many health benefits, studies over the past few years have shown that it also helps reduce breast cancer, one of the most feared diseases among women.
Many reports have shown that there is a lower incidence of breast cancer in Mediterranean countries, which is believed to be a direct result of their traditional diet. The Mediterranean Diet is rich in fish, olive oil, vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, and legumes and lower in red meat and dairy. But now a new Ten year study among 15,000 post-menopausal women in Greece indicates that women who adhered to the Mediterranean Diet had a lower probability for contracting breast cancer. Moreover, women who had the highest adherence to the Mediterranean Diet were 22 percent less likely to develop breast cancer than those who did not follow the Diet as strictly.
The American Cancer Society estimates that there will be about 232,670 new cases of invasive breast cancer and that about 40,000 women will die from breast cancer in the United States in 2014.
Give these frightening statistics it is important to make simple changes, such as a healthy diet, to help reduce the risk of breast cancer happening to the women in our lives.
The Mediterranean Diet Newsletter is written by Chef Ayhan with Debra Grossano, MS, RD, CDN, CNE. Ayhan’s Mediterranean Diet Plan includes many delicious recipes that can be prepared in less than 10 minutes, and use accessible ingredients. Ayhan’s Mediterranean Diet Plan features all of the traditional Mediterranean Diet staples that make this way of eating not only healthy, but also delicious.
American Cancer Society