Poor Adolescent Diet Increases Risk of Breast Cancer

Women who consumed a diet that triggers chronic inflammation as adolescents or young adults were at a higher risk for premenopausal breast cancer compared with those women whose adolescent and early adulthood diet was not associated with chronic inflammation. A diet low in vegetables and high in sugar-sweetened and diet soft drinks, refined sugars and carbohydrates, red and processed meats, and margarine has been linked to high levels of inflammatory markers in the blood.

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