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Low-fat diet's benefits for women less than expected, Stanford researcher says

Older women who simply reduce the amount of total fat in their diet won't generally lower their risk of breast or colorectal cancer or heart disease, according to the latest findings from the federally funded Women's Health Initiative.

But a Stanford University School of Medicine researcher who helped direct the WHI work said the study showed a modest reduction in breast cancer among the women who started with the highest fat intake before cutting back. And it also suggested a health benefit for women who reduced their consumption of saturated and trans fats.

"Just switching to low-fat foods is not likely to yield much health benefit in most women," said Marcia Stefanick, PhD, professor of medicine at the Stanford Prevention Research Center and chair of the WHI steering committee. "Rather than trying to eat 'low-fat,' women should focus on reducing saturated fats and trans fats." She also recommended that women eat more vegetables, in particular dark, leafy greens and cruciferous vegetables, though the trial did not specifically study these foods.

The dietary findings are reported in three studies to be published in the Feb. 8 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. The studies showed that women on the low-fat diet experienced a 9 percent reduction in the incidence of breast cancer - but this was not statistically significant. (For instance, in a group of 10,000 women, 42 in the low-fat diet group developed breast cancer each year compared with 45 in the group maintaining their regular eating patterns.) The dietary changes made no appreciable difference in the rates for colorectal cancer and cardiovascular disease.

The findings are the latest clinical results from the WHI, a 15-year, broad-based look at the causes and prevention of diseases affecting older women. Previous WHI studies have involved hormone therapy, heart disease and osteoporosis.

The low-fat diet study involved nearly 49,000 postmenopausal wom
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Contact: Susan Ipaktchian
susani@stanford.edu
650-725-5375
Stanford University Medical Center
7-Feb-2006


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