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Adding one thing to your daughter's diet might give her extra protection against developing breast cancer later in life, according to a new study. The good news? That thing is totally simple--and may even be enjoyable for her.
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The study showed that teenage girls who eat a lot of fruit have a lower risk for breast cancer by the time they get to middle age--a 25 percent drop, to be exact. Apples, bananas, and grapes were the specific fruits measured in the fruit study.
So what does "a lot of fruit" mean? Roughly three servings per day, in comparison to a half a serving, which was associated with a higher risk.
The study also found that women who ate orange and kale as young adults seemed to gain some protection. However, fruit juice of any kind did not appear to offer the same benefit.
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Looks like that old adage "an apple a day keeps the doctor away" may ring true after all!
PLUS: See the celebrities who are cancer survivors below.
Edie Falco: Breast cancer, 2004 Falco kept her treatment a secret from her Sopranos co-stars. “Surviving cancer has a way of making you re-prioritize," she's said. In her case, it meant starting a family.
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