A New Study Says Red Wine, Coffee, Fruits, And Vegetables Might Prevent Breast Cancer
A new study developed by Spain's University of Navarra and University of Jaen claims a diet filled with coffee, red wine, fruits, and vegetables can help prevent breast cancer in women, Yahoo!reports.
The research followed 11,028 women and their diets over the course of 12 years and was specifically looking at the link between phenolic acids and breast cancer. They found that those consuming the greatest amounts of hydroxycinnamic acids (a type of phenolic acid) had 62 percent reduced risk of the cancer versus the women who consumed less of the acids.
Those acids are found mostly in coffee, fruits, and vegetables. The researchers point to raspberries, blueberries, apples, citrus fruits, plums, onions, coffee, red wine, cocoa, wholewheat, rice, corn and oats as other examples of good sources of phenolic acids.
Nothing found in the study is particularly surprising, as "we’ve long known that eating fruit and vegetables as part of a balanced diet can help lower your risk of breast cancer by helping you maintain a healthy weight,” research communications manager at Breast Cancer Care and Breast Cancer Now Dr. Kotryna Temcinaite told the site.
That said, researchers encourage women to add more fruits and vegetables to their diets wherever possible.
You can read more about the research here.