Sweet foods increase breast cancer riskBMJ 2005; 331 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7525.1102-b (Published 10 November 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:1102
- Roger Dobson
Regularly eating sweet foods, including biscuits, ice cream, honey, and chocolate, may increase the risk of breast cancer. Results from a large case control study of more than 5000 Italian women have shown that the effects may be significant: “If real, the excess risk for frequent sweet consumption may account for 12% of breast cancer cases in this Italian population and, therefore, is far from negligible on a public health level,” say researchers in a report in Annals of Oncology (published online on 25 October; http://annonc.oxfordjournals.org, doi: 10.1093/annonc/mdj051)
Although a number of epidemiological and other studies have looked …
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