A low-fat dietary pattern intervention did not reduce incidence of breast cancer, colorectal cancer, or CVD in postmenopausal women

July 2006
ACP Journal Club;Jul/Aug2006, Vol. 145 Issue 1, p6
Academic Journal
The article presents a study which states that a low-fat diet in postmenopausal women did not reduce the chances of colorectal cancer, breast cancer and cardiovascular diseases. The study was conducted in 40 medical centers in the U.S. For the study, 48835 postmenopausal women with age between 50 to 79 years were considered. The goal of the promoted dietary change was to reduce the total fat to 20%. In the first year and quarterly sessions, a specially trained nutritionist led 18 groups.


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