Diet at Puberty Linked to Breast Health

Avoid a High-Fat Diet During these Years




Girls eating a high-fat diet during puberty, even those that do not become overweight or obese, may be at greater risk for developing breast cancer. The findings come from research at Michigan State University’s Breast Cancer & the Environment Research Center and may help drive new cancer prevention efforts. The pubertal time period is crucial for healthy mammary gland development, and a high-fat diet during puberty could lead to the production of inflammatory elements in the mammary glands of adults which can promote cancer growth.

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