Med Diet significantly cuts risk of fatal breast cancer

Eating a Mediterranean diet of fruit, vegetables, pulses, whole grains, nuts and other good fats such as olive oil, can cut women’s risk of a deadly breast cancer by 40% a study has shown.

The study, carried out by the University of Maastricht in Holland, showed a significant link between a Med diet and oestrogen-receptor negative breast cancer in post-menopausal women.  This type of breast cancer is harder to treat and more likely to be fatal than other types of breast cancer. 55,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer a year and almost one third have this type of cancer.