Very young children's who eat cooked fried chips frequently during their childhood had a much higher risk of developing cancer when they are adults. Breast cancer is linked to high fat diet taken by the women.
Research group led by Dr. Karin Michels, of Brigham and Women's hospital in Boston and Harvard Medical School has found that diet in the early life could play a role in the development of diseases in women later in life. The study was conducted on American nurses and the results show that one additional swerving of fries per week at age's three to five increased breast cancer risks by 27 %.
"Researchers are finding more evidence that diet early in life could play a role in the development of diseases in women later in life," said Dr Karin Michels. "This study provides additional evidence that breast cancer may originate during the early phases of a woman's life and that eating habits during that phase may be particularly important to reduce future risk of breast cancer."
The researchers used an ongoing survey of female registered nurses. They studied 582 women with breast cancer and 1,569 women free of breast cancer for the study and the one risk factor for breast cancer stood out to be that women whose mothers who said their daughters ate French fries had a higher risk of breast cancer. This increased 27 percent for each weekly serving reportedly eaten.
"These data have to be interpreted cautiously since the observed association between consumption of French fries and breast cancer is dependent on the validity of the maternal recall of the diet," said Michels. "Mothers were asked to recall their daughter's preschool diet after the participants' breast cancer status was known and it is possible that mothers of women with breast cancer recalled their daughter's diet differently than mothers of healthy women," she added.
"Other foods perceived as less healthy such as hot dogs or ice cream however, was not associated with breast cancer risk."
[Source: National Nine News]