Breast Cancer and Nutrition Quiz

Jul 31st 2009 Oct 10th 2017

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True or false: Getting fatter increases your risk of breast cancer.
  1. 1 True.
  2. 0 False.
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  1. True or false: Getting fatter increases your risk of breast cancer.

    Correct Answer: True.

  2. Which food item does not top the charts as a source of antioxidants"

    Correct Answer: Bananas.

  3. How many servings of alcohol per week does it take to increase your breast cancer risk

    Correct Answer: Three or more.

  4. What is a cruciferous vegetable and why are they relevant to people concerned about breast cancer

    Correct Answer: A type of vegetable high in levels of phytoestrogen (or plant-based estrogen).

  5. The seven-year Women's Intervention Nutrition Study followed nearly 2,500 postmenopausal breast cancer survivors treated for early stage cancer. It showed that women on a lower-fat diet (about 33g fat per day) experienced a 24% overall reduction in the relative risk of recurrence, compared to women who ingested their regular diet (about 57g fat per day). Which group of survivors saw the largest improvement in risk of recurrence"

    Correct Answer: Postmenopausal women with ER-negative, early stage breast cancer (breast cancer that's been confined to the breast and underarm lymph nodes).