By Stefan Anitei, Science Editor

March 12, Softpedia

Have you eaten your vegetables? If not, this may be bad news for your breasts. A new research published in the "American Journal of Clinical Nutrition," and carried out by a team at the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center and the Shanghai Cancer Institute in China, has found a connection between the consume of certain vegetables and a lowered risk for breast cancer.

"3,035 women diagnosed with breast cancer were identified through the Shanghai Cancer Registry. They were closely matched with 3,037 women randomly chosen from the
general population there. The women filled out questionnaires about their diet, including consumption of cruciferous vegetables like Chinese cabbage, bok choi and turnips. Americans typically eat more broccoli, kale and cauliflower in the cruciferous vegetable family," said corresponding author Dr. Jay Fowke, assistant professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt-Ingram.

"Cruciferous vegetables contain some compounds that may have a cancer-inhibitory effect. Here we were able to identify a group of women who seem to particularly benefit from a high intake of these vegetables," said Fowke.

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