Could eating less fat decrease risk of ovarian cancer

According to a study published online in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, eating a diet low in fat could decrease the chances of developing ovarian cancer amongst women who have already been through the menopause .
The effects of the diet have been examined previously in the Women’s Health Initiative Dietary Modification Randomised Controlled Trial. However, it is not known whether this diet could impact on the risk of ovarian cancer.
The trial studied 20,000 women who ate the low-fat diet, and 30,000 who ate a normal diet. The risk was similar in the four years following, but reduced amongst those who dieted in the following four years. The authors reportedly concluded: “Ongoing …follow-up of trial participants may provide additional valuable assessment of the effects of a low-fat dietary pattern on these and other cancer incidence rates .”

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