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There is ample evidence that the Mediterranean diet reduces breast cancer risk, despite the fact that evidence across studies and populations has not been consistent. The protective effect of the Mediterranean diet is in line with the fact that some of its key components, such as fruit, vegetables, folate, and olive oil, have also been shown to have beneficial effects with regard to breast carcinogenesis.

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Book title

The Mediterranean Diet: An Evidence-Based Approach

Publication Date



381 - 391