The Women’s Health Initiative study has been going on for decades to gather data through years of observation of women’s lives. The findings suggest that women who follow a low-fat diet have a lower risk of dying from breast cancer than other women. But that doesn’t mean they have a lower risk of developing breast cancer or breast cancer recurrence.
It is well known that there is growing evidence that obesity is linked to many cancers. In addition to being a risk factor for heart disease and diabetes, obesity increases the risk of at least 13 types of cancer, including postmenopausal breast cancer. Recovering from cancer, it is necessary for us to consider all our healthy habits and perhaps make some changes. There are thousands of suggestions to prevent cancer or recurrence through diet, but it is not the case. But taking care of ourselves in life can give us a good sense of control and may improve our overall well-being.
In a way, this kind of research seems more like “hmmm…what else is there to discover?” However, it does remind us of the value of our diet. There’s no magic food or diet that guarantees good health, but it’s clear that it’s wise to follow the usual advice of eating more fruits and vegetables, whole grains, less red meat, and less alcohol. Clearly, we must pay attention to a balanced diet and common sense to make choices that bring value and health to our lives. No one has proven that the occasional ice cream cone, martini, or a large serving of onion rings is bad for us, and many believe these things bring us joy. But everything is in order.