The #1 Reason You MUST Add Peanut Butter to Your Diet
A study, published online last month in Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, has found new hope for those looking to prevent cancer. It found that eating peanut butter regularly in your preteen and teen years was associated with a decreased risk of developing benign breast disease as an adult.
Benign breast disease is fairly common, with about 80% of all breast lumps being benign, and while not cancerous, experts agree it is a risk factor for breast cancer later in life.
In 1996, researchers followed more than 9,000 schoolgirls recruited to The Growing Up Today Study, who were between the ages of nine to 15 years of age between 1996 and 2001, and then again from 2005 through until 2010 when the girls were now women between the ages of 18 to 30 years of age. The girls had to complete detailed questionnaires about food consumption and frequency. What they found was that those who ate peanut butter or nuts twice each week were 39% less likely to develop benign breast disease than those who never ate them.