Controversy exists on the role of dietary fat on the promotion of breast cancer. Some studies suggest that the type of fat you eat may initiate the development of breast cancer. To take this into consideration, we recommend that you:
- Limit your intake of highly saturated foods like beef, lamb, organ meats, cheeses, cream, butter, and ice cream.
- Decrease your intake of foods with trans fatty acids, like commercially prepared baked goods, crackers, and margarine.
- Increase how much poultry, fish and vegetarian proteins (like legumes and lentils) you eat. Fish contains omega-3-polyunsaturated fat. Research suggests that these fatty acids may inhibit the growth of breast tumors.