Peanut Butter and Nuts Linked to Reduced Breast Disease Risk

Breast health linked to eating peanut butter and nuts


According to a recently published study, girls who eat peanut butter and nuts during their high school years are more likely to have healthier breast health during adulthood. The study was published in the journal Breast Cancer Research and Treatment. Dr. Graham Colditz, of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, and colleagues found that girls aged 9-15, who ate peanut butter and nuts twice a week have lesser chances to develop benign breast disease compared to those who did not. According to Dr. Colditz, associate director for cancer prevention and control at the Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine, peanut butter and nuts can actually help reduce the risk for breast diseases, which may lead to breast cancer in the long run.


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