Doctors reveal a connection between certain foods and breast cancer

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(CBS News) — Women with breast cancer may want to avoid high fat dairy foods. A new study found patients who ate one or more servings of products such as whole milk, ice cream or cheese had a 64 percent higher risk of dying. Researchers at Kaiser Permanente say switching to low fat dairy products can lower the risk.

Drinking a couple of cups of coffee or green tea everyday may help prevent a stroke. A study from the American Heart Association found combining the two was even more beneficial. People who drank one cup of coffee and two cups of green tea daily had a 32 percent lower risk of stroke.

A healthy diet isn’t a magic bullet against cancer, but new research suggests it may help. Two studies just released by the University of California, San Diego, and the Genesis Prevention Center at University Hospital in South Manchester, England, show that a meal plan rich in fruits and veggies and low in starchy carbohydrates may help prevent breast cancer and breast cancer recurrence.

In fact, diet may even play a greater role than weight management in breast cancer prevention. “Overweight women who exercise 150 minutes a week and eat lots of fruits and veggies have a lower risk of breast cancer than normal-weight women who are sedentary and have a low intake of fruits and veggies,” says nutritionist Mary Marian, MS, RD, CSO, a research specialist and lecturer at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Tucson. She recommends careful shopping in the produce section, seafood department, and spice aisle to help you create an anti-cancer nutrition plan. The following foods, in particular, may offer nutrients that promote better breast health and boost your immune system.

The spice that gives curry its beautiful yellow color contains a chemical called curcumin. Lab studies using curcumin supplements have shown that it could play a role in helping fight breast cancer tumors when combined with certain drug-based therapy. It also may have an anti-inflammatory effect that could protect your overall health. You’ll need supplements to get enough curcumin, but putting a veggie curry full of broccoli, onions, and garlic on your breast cancer prevention menu could help make your anti-cancer nutrition plan more fun.

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