When and how often women eat may play a role in breast cancer risk. Those were the findings of a new study published by researchers at the University of California, San Diego Moores Cancer Center. Lead author Catherine Marinac says they found that an increase in overnight fasting reduced a womanâ€™s glucose levels and that may reduce the overall risk of breast cancer.
"Thereâ€™s a lot of recent literature on various fasting regimens in human health and many of these arenâ€™t backed by rigorous scientific evidence, so this is building on that knowledge base."
Now, Marinac says theyâ€™re working on a study looking into how the length of the nighttime fasting may affect cancer outcomes in a population of breast cancer survivors.
"So, we have a cohort of women that were followed longitudinally that had breast cancer at one time point and weâ€™re looking at whether fasting might improve their cancer outcomes, so reduced risk of breast cancer or improved mortality."
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