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Want to reduce breast cancer risk? Eat walnuts

April 21, 2009

walnutsWASHINGTON (Reuters) –April 21, 2009

By eating walnuts, women could reduce their risk of breast cancer, researchers said on Tuesday.

Researchers at Marshall University School of Medicine in Huntington, West Virginia, found that lab mice bred to develop breast cancer had a significantly lower risk of breast cancer if fed the human equivalent of a handful of walnuts a day.

Walnuts are better than cookies, french fries or potato chips when you need a snack,” Elaine Hardman, one of the researchers working on the study, said in a statement.

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