The Link Between Plant-Rich, Low-Carb Diets and Survival in Breast Cancer

The Link Between Plant-Rich, Low-Carb Diets and Survival in Breast Cancer

A recent analysis of two cohort studies involving women with stage I-III breast cancer found that a plant-rich, low-carbohydrate diet was associated with improved overall survival but not breast cancer-specific survival.

Adhering to low-carb and plant-rich diets was linked to a significantly lower risk of all-cause mortality, while animal-rich, low-carb diets did not impact survival rates.

The study suggests that breast cancer survivors may benefit from reducing carbohydrate intake, particularly from sugary sources, and increasing protein and fat consumption, primarily from plant-based sources. However, the findings may not apply to all sociodemographic groups, and there may be residual confounding factors.

Incorporating more plant-rich, low-carbohydrate meals into your diet can be a beneficial approach, not only for breast cancer survivors but for anyone looking to improve their overall health. Here are some simple swaps and meal ideas to help you embrace a healthier lifestyle:

 

The Link Between Plant-Rich, Low-Carb Diets and Survival in Breast Cancer

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