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High beta carotene intake lowers breast cancer risk

The results of a Swedish study add further weight to the evidence that diets high in Beta Carotene can reduce breast cancer risk.

Of the 644 women who took part in the study, 273 had been diagnosed with breast cancer. The women were asked to recall details about their diets at various times in their lives.

The results showed that women whose diets had included beta carotene for 20 years or more had a lower risk of breast cancer than women whose diets included beta carotene in more recent years.

Epidemiology 1999;10:49-53