RECIPES: Eat your way to breast cancer prevention

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A smoked salmon sandwich recipe has omega 3 fatty acids.

Published: Thursday, October 3, 2013 at 03:25 PM.

CRESTVIEW — When it comes to defeating or preventing breast cancer, like many other forms of the disease, what we eat can make all the difference.

Cutting down on our fat intake and boosting our fiber intake are two ways to ward off breast cancer, North Okaloosa Medical Center nutritionist Patricia Ferman said.

"You don't want to have a lot of fat, which goes along with a lot of our American diets," Ferman said.

She cited a study by the Department of Human Biology and Nutrition Sciences at the University of Guelph, Ontario, that found good nutrition is "a leading environmental factor in the prevention of breast cancer."

"Specific types of fat, particularly monounsaturated fat and the ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 fatty acids, demonstrate more potential to influence breast cancer risk," an abstract of the study stated.

Commenting on "The Dr. Oz Show" website, Dr. Rachel Beller lauded the role of omega-3 fats.

"Why do you need omega-3s? Well-regarded research suggests that omega-3s enhance overall well-being and are particularly important for breast health," Beller wrote.

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