Scientists have found that women with high vegetable intake are less likely to develop estrogen receptor-negative breast cancer than women with low vegetable intake. Investigators of the Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) studied 59,000 African American women from across the US conducted by investigators at the Slone Epidemiology Center since 1995. The investigators followed 51,928 participants for 12 years, during which time 1,268 cases of breast cancer developed.
The researchers also observed evidence suggesting that increased carrot consumption may be associated with lower risk of breast cancer. Carrots are rich sources of carotenoids, which may reduce cancer risk through their antioxidant properties. The study was published in the American Journal of Epidemiology. ANI