Published in Women's Health Weekly, October 7th, 1996
Previous research has suggested that a high-fat diet increases serum estrogens and as a result, increases the risk of a woman developing breast cancer. Georgetown University researchers L. Hilakivi-Clarke et al. further hypothesized that consumption of a diet high in n-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) during pregnancy would also increase a woman's risk of developing breast cancer by permanently changing ER levels in the mammary tissue ("A High-Fat Diet During Pregnancy Increases Estrogen Receptors...
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