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2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Systematic Reviews

Systematic Review Question

What is the relationship between dietary patterns and risk of breast cancer?

Conclusion Statement

Moderate evidence indicates that dietary patterns rich in vegetables, fruit and whole grains, and lower in animal products and refined carbohydrate, are associated with reduced risk of postmenopausal breast cancer. The data regarding this dietary pattern and premenopausal breast cancer risk point in the same direction, but the evidence is limited due to fewer studies.

2015 DGAC Grade:

  • Postmenopausal breast cancer risk: Moderate
  • Premenopausal breast cancer risk: Limited