This is the breast cancer awareness month and a lot of studies and research are being conducted and reports published on the fact that breast cancer can be prevented with care and caution.
A study report published in the month of November 2008 by the British Journal of Nutrition states that pattern of diet could influence the risk of developing cancer of the breast.
This study was conducted at the German Institute of Human Nutrition under the leadership of M Schulz. Aim of this study is to find out if there is a connection between the pattern of diet and breast cancer.
Study was conducted on at least 15,000 women who were the participants in the European prospective investigation on effect of nutrition in Cancer. While all of them were cancer free at the beginning of the studies 137 of them recorded invasive breast cancer during a follow up spanning six years.
According to Schulz and his colleagues there was a pattern of food consumption that was identified among them. Key factors include a high intake of fish, animal fats, margarine, butter and processed meat and a low intake of fruit juice and bread. Studies revealed that those who followed this pattern of food intake were exposed to a hundred percent risk of breast cancer.
Studies also showed that there was no risk involved with hormone replacement therapies, weight of the body or even menopausal conditions. After extensive studies, it was concluded that not specific fatty acids rather total dietary fat was responsible for increased risk of breast cancer.