(Justine Goodman/ Eat This, Not That) –– When a woman faces cancer in the United States, the most common diagnosis is skin cancer; the second-most common diagnosis is breast cancer, according to the Mayo Clinic (though breast cancer can affect all people regardless of gender).
While that’s enough of a reason to regularly have yourself checked for the disease, you may also want to adopt a diet that can help lower the risk of developing breast cancer. According to a new study, that diet should include eating foods that contain n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids.
In the study, which was recently published in The North American Menopause Society’s journal Menopause, researchers took a look at almost 1,600 people to identify a possible connection between n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (or Omega−3 fatty acids, Omega-3 oils, or ω−3 fatty acids) and breast cancer. Those behind the study found that n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids—in general, as well as those specifically coming from marine sources—were linked to a reduced breast cancer risk. (…)