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Implications for practice and research
Adherence to a Mediterranean diet can be part of dietary recommendations concerning the prevention of breast cancer, since it is inexpensive and non-pharmacological.
There is a need for more large-scale prospective or randomised trials in order to confirm the beneficial effect of a Mediterranean diet on breast cancer incidence.
Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer and the leading cause of cancer death in females worldwide;1 it belongs to a subgroup of cancers which have been linked to metabolic and some dietary factors. During recent years, several investigators in the field of nutritional epidemiology have …
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