More data have come to light reinforcing messages we have summarized in previous posts on lifestyle changes for cancer survivors. Following more than 4,400 women with breast cancer and assessing dietary intake after diagnosis, Beasley and colleagues report that higher saturated and trans fat intake are both associated with higher total morality 1. 135 women died from breast cancer during follow-up. A total of 390 women died from other causes. As we have noted previously, addressing the lifestyle factors that drive chronic diseases in general is a high priority among cancer survivors. These data add further support.
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1. Beasley JM, Newcomb PA, Trentham-Dietz A, et al. Post-diagnosis dietary factors and survival after invasive breast cancer. Breast Cancer Res Treat. Jan 1 2011.