Women with hot flashes may lower breast cancer risk with diet

08/28/2009 | Medscape (free registration)

Vasomotor symptoms, such as hot flashes, may help identify women who can reduce their risk of breast cancer by eating a low-fat diet, according to Kaiser Permanente researchers. The study analyzed data on about 49,000 postmenopausal women participating in a diet modification trial, and showed those who had hot flashes and followed a low-fat diet had a 35% lower risk for breast cancer.

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