A research shows that the reduction in the intake of dietary fat can increase the chances of survival in breast cancer patients. However, the patients should follow the low diet plan for five years continuously.
Researchers accumulated the data from the Women’s Intervention Nutrition Study (WINS). The data was gathered from the trial in which experts wanted to determine the influence of diet on the health of breast cancer patients. Afterwards, the experts observed the participants of the study for a long time period of five years.
Furthermore, experts analyzed the health of 2,437 breast cancer patients. The women included in the survey received treatment from 39 different heath centers of the United States.
Later on, Scientists concluded that the patients with controlled diet plan lost nearly 6 lbs in 5 years. Additionally, the patients on the low fat diet lessen the mortality rate up to 6.6 percent as compared to the ordinary patients.
Moreover, the experts discovered that the difference between the two groups increase as the time passes. In 2013 researchers found that the participants who were on low fat diet had a mortality rate of merely 13.6 percent.
Low fat diet is not merely advantageous for breast cancer patients. The diet can improve the overall health of ordinary people as well. It prevents and cut the risk of certain heart diseases.
The report is presented at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium 2014. The chief purpose of the conference is to offer new information regarding the breast cancer.