<p>NETANYA, ISRAEL - FEBRUARY 22: A meal of fried sardines is served in a restaurant in the local produce market February 22, 2006 in Netanya in central Israel. Fish, which the American Heart Association says have important health benefits, is a regular feature on regional menus. The Mediterranean diet, a term used to broadly describe the eating habits of the people of the area, is widely believed to be responsible for the low rates of chronic heart disease in the populations of the 16 countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea. (Photo by David Silverman/Getty Images)</p>
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Posted at 2:47 PM, Sep 26, 2016
and last updated2016-09-26 14:47:55-04
Scientists are constantly looking to find ways to help people fend off breast cancer.
Now there is a diet some scientists are scrutinizing to see if it could be a key to dropping the number of people who get breast cancer.
Scientists are looking at the Mediterranean diet that includes lots of olive oil, fish, nuts, fruits and legumes as one possible way to help people reduce the risk of breast cancer.
A study that was published in September 2015 in JAMA: Internal Medicine tested 4,000 women between the ages of 60-to-80. The study compared different diets, but the study does contain limitations.
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