Sunday, February 24, 2008

Diet just does not matter?!?

The results of a large study - Women's Healthy Eating and Living (WHEL) were presented at the San Antonio Breast Cancer conference in December. They found that eating more vegetables and lowering fat intake to 15/20% just does not matter in terms of mortality rates in breast cancer survivors.

The actual results that make the headline in the papers are not always what the study indicates. The study showed a change in estrogen levels that seems to be due to the amount of fiber in the diet.

The recommend fat intake was apparently very hard to cpmly with. most women were at about30% fat intake. The study does not seem to differentiate between healthy fats and toxic fats. Here is another article.

Don't give up and grab the twinkies. Diet does make a difference, Keep reading!