You’ve just been diagnosed with breast cancer, and you are numb and scared. Your world just turned upside-down. Let me help you set it right. I am a 10-year survivor, diagnosed on August 6, 2009. I was in your shoes, shocked, freaked and a little ashamed that I’d allowed my health to get away from me. I am a control freak in so many parts of my life. Yet, my world now felt out of control.
Too much friggin’ trunk fat…
That’s my personal profile these days—one that qualifies me for “The Walking Wounded,” the large cohort of women that Dr. Andrew Dannenberg, Weill Cornell Medicine Professor of Medicine and Associate Director of Cancer Prevention at its Meyer Cancer Center, is worried about.
Women who followed a balanced diet that was low in fat and included daily servings of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains had a 21% lower risk of death from breast cancer than women who ate a normal diet that was higher in fat and animal products, according to a study presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting. This study was presented as a poster abstract and has not been published in a peer-reviewed journal.Read more… “Low-Fat diet Reduces Risk of Dying from Breast Cancer in Postmenopausal Women”