Dietary intake from birth through adolescence in relation to risk of benign breast disease in young women.

Year Published: 2019


Breast Cancer Res Treat


Berkey CS1, Tamimi RM2, Willett WC3, Rosner B2, Hickey M4, Toriola AT5, Lindsay Frazier A6, Colditz GA


This study looked at 9,031 females between 9-15 years at baseline and collected dietary data through food frequency questionnaires. Authors asked questions about diet from birth until age 14 and looked at risk for benign breast disease (BBD). BBD is a known risk factor for developing breast cancer.

Key Findings

Key Findings: Higher BBD risk was associated with greater consumption of non-dairy animal foods over 10 years. Risk was also 40% higher with a lower consumption of nuts and peanut butter.