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"Lower-fat Diet Reduces Women’s Risk of Dying from Breast Cancer, Study Says"

  • CBS News
  • New York, NY
  • (May 15, 2019)

Women who followed a lower-fat diet rich in fruits, vegetables and grains had a lower risk of dying of breast cancer than those on a higher-fat diet, according to the results of a study released by the Women’s Health Initiative. According to Elisa Port, MD, FACS, director of the Dubin Breast Center and chief of breast surgery at the Mount Sinai Hospital who was not involved in the study "There are certain things we cannot control about breast cancer recurring or developing in the first place." Cynthia Arrington is a 53-year-old breast cancer survivor who receives nutritional and wellness counseling at Mount Sinai's Dubin Breast Center from Kelly Hogan, MS, RD, CDN, and clinical nutrition and wellness manager. Kelly advises patients to eat less red meat and processed foods and to sprinkle in some healthy plant-based fats like olive oil, nuts, seeds, and avocados.

— Elisa R. Port, MD, FACS, Associate Professor, Surgery, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Director, Dubin Breast Center, Chief, Breast Surgery, The Mount Sinai Hospital

— Kelly Hogan, MS, RD, CDN, Clinical Nutrition and Wellness Manager, The Dubin Breast Center, The Mount Sinai Hospital

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