Researchers from the
breast cancer and environment research program at Michigan State University found that eating a high-fat diet among adolescent girls increased their risk of breast cancer and accelerated the progression of breast cancer. This is because a diet rich in certain fats produces genetic markers consistent with the growth of breast cancer tumors. This new discovery will help to develop new strategies to prevent breast cancer.
in animal experiments, researchers fed puberty female mice a high-fat diet for four weeks; during this period, a series of cell and genetic data were monitored and compared with those of control mice fed a low-fat diet. The results showed that fat intake did cause genetic markers associated with breast cancer. High fat diet promotes the progress of inflammatory process and increases the expression of growth factors from local and systemic, which is the cause of breast cancer tumorigenesis.