Veggies Like Broccoli, Cabbage May Help Fight Breast Cancer: Study

High intake of cruciferous vegetables associated with lower death rate, researchers say

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"I tell my patients to limit alcohol to four drinks a week and limit sugar, and also eat more greens and flaxseed and less red meat," Kruper said. However, alcohol and physical inactivity are the only two factors that are known "for sure" to increase breast cancer risk, she added.

"When we think of vegetables, we think of lettuce or green beans, and there are a lot of benefits to those, but I would probably also recommend cruciferous vegetables," Kruper said.

Data and conclusions presented at medical meetings should be considered preliminary until published in a peer-reviewed medical journal.

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