Dietary Cholesterol May Increase Risk for Breast Cancer


Dietary cholesterol is linked to increased breast cancer risk, according to a meta-analysis published in Nutrition Research. Researchers assessed nine studies that encompassed 387,069 participants and followed dietary cholesterol intake and cancer incidence rates. Those who consumed the most cholesterol had a 29 percent increased risk for breast cancer when compared to those who consumed the least.

Li C, Yang L, Zhang D, Jiang W. Systematic review and meta-analysis suggest that dietary cholesterol intake increases risk of breast cancer. Nutr Res. 2016;36:627-635.

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