Caloric Restrictions Shield Against Breast Cancer

A new study on anorexia sheds light on why women in developing countries have lower incidence of breast cancer than other women: Diet is the key. Studies with animals have found that when they eat substantially less than normal, they live longer and have fewer diseases, including breast tumors. It is also known that women in developing countries have significantly lower rates of breast cancer, says lead researcher Dr. Anders Ekbom, a professor of epidemiology at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden.

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