Western Diet Risk To Asian Women
A study of 1,500 Chinese women showed those who ate a “meat-sweet” diet were twice as likely to develop breast cancer compared with those on a vegetable-based diet.
Asian breast cancer rates are generally lower than those in the West, but they are on the rise. This study suggests that increasing obesity rates may be the key. The risk of breast cancer is twice as high for post-menopausal, overweight women on a Western style diet. The incidence and death rate associated with breast cancer in China’s major cities rose by 37% and 39%, respectively, in the 1990s.