Friday, May 20, 2016

Higher Intake of Saturated Fat During Adolescence Linked to Increased Risk of Dense Breasts in Early Adulthood

The New York Times (5/19, Bakalar) “Well” blog reports that research published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention suggests “teenage girls who eat a diet high in saturated fat are at increased risk of developing dense breasts.”


HealthDay (5/19, Doheny) reports that investigators looked at data from the Dietary Intervention Study in Children. That trial, “sponsored by the U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, started in 1988, enrolling more than 600 children between ages 8 and 10. More than 300 of the children were girls.” Study participants, “on multiple occasions...reported details of their diets.” The investigators “later, in a follow-up of the same group...used MRI scans to measure breast density in 177 female participants when they were ages 25 to 29.”


Medical Daily (5/19, Kossman) reports that the investigators found that “a higher intake of saturated fat during adolescence, as well as a lower intake of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats during adolescence, was associated with a higher percent of dense breast volume (DBV) in early adulthood.” 


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