Recent research has suggested that eating walnuts may help with reducing the risk of developing breast cancer. Mice which were fed just over 50g of walnuts per day developed fewer and smaller tumours in the US study which was presented to the American Association for Cancer Research.
Dr Elaine Hardman said “It is clear that walnuts contribute to a healthy diet that can reduce breast cancer.” The nuts contain omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants that may reduce the risk of the disease.
Nuts have also been said to reduce the risk of heart disease and are generally known as ‘good’ fats. Cancer Research UK’s Josephine Querido said “The strongest risk factor for breast cancer is age - 80% of breast cancers occur in women over the age of 50 so attending screening is important.
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