This is one bit of information that every woman in America needs to know about. A new study suggests that eating carbohydrates increases the risk of breast cancer.
The findings, from a study of nearly 335,000 European women, hint at a link between glycemic load and a specific type of breast cancer known as “estrogen-receptor-negative breast cancer.” It’s not the most common form of the disease. But it is one of the most deadly.
In this study, postmenopausal women with high glycemic load diets had a 36 percent higher risk of ER-negative breast cancer.
That’s by no means an insignificant finding. Yet it barely made a blip in the media. But if the opposite were true–and a lower-carbohydrate diet caused findings like these–you’d better believe it would make front page news world-wide.
But this is just the latest health consequence associated with high glycemic load diets. They’ve already been associated with many other negative health outcomes. Yet, the main diets recommended by the American Diabetes Association, the American Heart Association, and all the other so-called government health “authorities” are all high-glycemic loaded diets.
When will the powers that be put two and two together and fess up to their mistakes all these years?
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“Dietary glycemic index and glycemic load and breast cancer risk in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC),” American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2012; 96(2): 345-355