An Apple A Day…


The results of a study on breast cancer and diet were recently published in the British Medical Journal (Fruit and vegetable consumption in adolescence and early adulthood and risk of breast cancer: population based cohort study). Over the span of 20 years, researchers tracked the health of over 90,000 premenopausal, female nurses from the Nurse’s Health Study II  who reported on their early adulthood diet. Half of those women reported on their adolescent eating habits as well. During regular follow ups the researchers noted cases of breast cancer and compared those cases to diet in adolescence and early adulthood. They found a correlation between high fruit consumption and a lower risk of breast cancer with an emphasis on apples, bananas, and grapes during adolescence and oranges and kale during early adulthood. I wish I could say I ate a lot of all the above when I was young. Alas, pop tarts, they called me…

About This Illustration: Micron Pens. A brassiere with an emphasis on the fruits.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s