Study: Eat Less, Not More Fruits And Vegetables To Beat Breast Cancer

Filed under: Study — @ July 18, 2007

Dr. Pierce says fruits and veggies may not prevent breast cancer deaths

Dean Ornish, Joel Fuhrman, and other low-fatties, eat your heart out!

That’s because your cherished high-carb, low-fat fruits and vegetables diet took a major blow this week in the largest study of its kind that found women who showed early signs of breast cancer who ate this way did NOT have a lower risk of breast cancer recurrence compared to women who followed a diet consisting of five servings a day of fruits and vegetables.

Well, well, well, what do we have here? It seems the many layers of the low-fat lie onion just keep getting peeled away one-by-one as new research builds the case that this dietary approach is the fraud we know it to be. Ever since this historic 8-year study was released in February 2006 showing a high-carb, low-fat diet does NOT improve the risk of cancer or heart disease as had been claimed previously, it’s all been downhill from there.

This new study published in the July 18, 2007 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association substantiates it even more.

Lead researcher Dr. John P. Pierce, professor at the University of California San Diego Cancer Center in the Family & Preventive Medicine Cancer Prevention & Control Program, and his fellow researchers observed 3,088 American women (between the ages of 18-70) who were previously diagnosed with the early stages of breast cancer and split them into two groups:

INTERVENTION GROUP–1537 of the study participants were randomly assigned to receive a telephone counseling program supplemented with cooking classes and newsletters that promoted daily targets of 5 vegetable servings plus 16 oz of vegetable juice; 3 fruit servings; 30 g of fiber; and 15% to 20% of energy intake from fat.


COMPARISON GROUP–1551 of the study participants followed a written form of the “5-A-Day” dietary guidelines.

The results showed that breast cancer recurrence and deaths were almost exactly the same for both groups. In other words, there was NO added benefit to consuming twice as much fruits and vegetables as the recommended five servings a day. NONE!

Click here to learn more about this study, including what this means to the traditional high-carb, low-fat diet approach to treating cancer.


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