Poor eating habits can increase breast cancer risk

Posted at 9:27 AM, Mar 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-03 09:27:39-05

Poor eating habits at a young age may increase a woman's risk for pre-menopausal breast cancer.

Researching looked at the diet of over $1,000 middle-aged women.

Those who ate a lot of carbs, red meat and refined sugars, but few fruits and vegetables, were 35% more likely to develop breast cancer at a young age, than those who ate healthy. 

Women who ate poorly during their early adult years had a 41% higher risk of pre-menopausal breast cancer.