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Fruits, vegetables could help avoid breast cancer

New Delhi, Sat, 08 Dec 2012 NI Wire

According to a recent study, consuming diet that includes ample amount fruits and vegetables could potentially help women reduce the risk of breast cancer. The report was published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

Researchers believe that, carotenoids that are known for their anti-oxidant properties could also prove beneficial preventing the growth of cancerous tissue in breast due to their effect on mechanisms such as the immune system, Daily Express reported.

Fruits that are rich in the nutrient carotenoids are melons, oranges, peppers, carrots, broccoli, spinach and sweet potatoes.

"A diet high in carotenoid-rich fruits and vegetables offers many health benefits, including a possible reduced risk of breast cancer", concluded the Scientists at Harvard Medical School in the US, who carried out the study.

-With inputs from IANS

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