Saturated fat may increase risk of breast cancer

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NEW YORK (NBC NEWS) – There’s evidence a very high amount of saturated fat in the diet may be associated with an increased risk for certain types of breast cancer.

Researchers in Italy analyzed data on more than 10,000 breast cancer patients from a large study of women living in Europe.

A higher intake of total and saturated fat was associated with a greater risk for very specific types of breast cancer.

Those are estrogen receptor and progesterone receptor positive breast cancer, and her-2-negative disease.

Experts recommend talking to your doctor about your own, personal breast cancer risk and overall dietary needs.

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