Girls Who Regularly Eat Peanut Butter and Peanuts May Reduce Risk of Breast Cancer Later

Aug 24, 2013 | Disease Prevention

A new study released in the journal Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, showed that young girls who consumed a serving of peanut butter or peanuts at least twice a week, reduced their risk of benign breast disease (BBD) in young adulthood by up to 39%. This gives parents even more of a reason to pack a peanut butter sandwich with their kid’s lunch.

“These findings suggest that peanut butter could help reduce the risk of breast cancer in women,” said Graham Colditz, MD, DrPH, senior author and associate director for cancer prevention and control at Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine.

Click the links below to learn more about how peanuts play an important role in this study conducted jointly by Washington University School of Medicine and Harvard Medical School.

Printable information sheet n key points from study.

Learn more about how peanuts, peanut butter, and peanut oil help prevent chronic diseases including heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.