Healthy Diet During Your Teens May Reduce Cancer Risk Years Later, Harvard School of Public Health Study

A new study in The BMJ this week suggests that what women eat as teens can affect their breast cancer risk decades later. The results aren’t totally surprising, since other research has pointed to the same connection, but the new findings are encouraging nonetheless. Our diets certainly affect our risk for diseases of various types, and beginning healthy eating in adolescence–or even before–is likely to have an even greater effect on how healthy we are over the years. The trick, then, is to help our kids eat better–perhaps better than we did–to help set them up nutritionally as well as possible from the get-go.

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