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August 18, 2005

Chips raise cancer risk for youth as adults

Topics: Health Issues

According to US researchers, young children who eat chips frequently have a much higher risk of breast cancer as adults. In the retrospective(not a controlled clinical study) study of American nurses found that one additional serving of fries per week at ages three to five increased breast cancer risk by 27 per cent.

"Researchers are finding more evidence that diet early in life could play a role in the development of diseases in women later in life," Dr Karin Michels, of Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston and Harvard Medical School, who led the study, said.

"This study provides additional evidence that breast cancer may originate during the early phases of a woman's life and that eating habits during that phase may be particularly important to reduce future risk of breast cancer."

Posted by Richard at August 18, 2005 12:28 AM



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