Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Western diet helps raise South Korea breast cancer rate

Jon Herskovitz, Reuters UK, February 21, 2006
Breast cancer among South Korean women is increasing at a rapid rate due in part to a more Western lifestyle and consumption of more fatty foods, according to a paper made available on Tuesday. In the paper published in the February issue of the Archives of Surgery, a Journal of the American Medical Association publication, South Korean scientists found that South Korean women have increased risk factors for breast cancer in recent years. "We believe that the younger generations of Korean women have been directly affected by the progressive Westernisation of the Korean lifestyle," the authors wrote. --Click the title of this post to read the full article from its source--

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