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Sweet foods increase breast cancer risk

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: (Published 10 November 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:1102
  1. Roger Dobson
  1. Abergavenny

    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;, doi: 10.1093/annonc/mdj051)

    Although a number of epidemiological and other studies have looked …

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