Aashini Master, DO
The Women’s Intervention Nutrition Study (WINS) and Women’s Healthy Eating and Living (WHEL) trials spearheaded healthy eating efforts in women who had been diagnosed with breast cancer, but physicians are still awaiting further data to see whether dietary fat reduction will confirm a benefit in recurrence risk, said Aashini Master, DO.
The WIN trial randomized women with resected, early-stage breast cancer to dietary intervention (n = 975) or control (n = 1462). The intervention arm received a lower fat intake and reflected a 6-pound less average weight loss than in the control arm. A median follow-up analysis of 60 months showed a 9.8% and 12.4% occurrence in relapse events in the intervention and control arms, respectively.1
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