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Study: Breast cancer risk may be reduced by fruits & vegetables

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FOX - Fruits and vegetables may help reduce your breast cancer risk.

Researchers from Harvard Medical School found women with higher levels of micronutrients, typically found in fruits and veggies, may be less likely to develop breast cancer.

They analyzed data from thousands of women who took part in eight previous studies on carotenoid levels and breast cancer.

Researchers found a statistically significant association between higher levels of carotenoids and reduced breast cancer risk, especially in tumors that aren't reliant on estrogen to fuel their growth.

Although the study did find a link between carotenoid levels and breast cancer,  it did not prove that the nutrients prevent the disease.

The findings from this study were published in the "Journal of the National Cancer Institute."

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