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Another reason to avoid the carbs: Researchers reported Thursday that increased carbohydrate intake was associated with a higher rate of breast cancer recurrence in survivors of the disease.
Starch intake seemed to be particularly influential, they said, accounting for 48% of changes in the women's carbohydrate intake.
"Women who increased their starch intake over one year were at a much likelier risk for recurring," team leader Jennifer Emond, a doctoral student in public health at UC San Diego, said in a statement.
Emond and her colleagues looked at data from the Women's Healthy Eating and Living (WHEL) Dietary Intervention Trial. About 3,000 breast cancer survivors participated in an annual phone interview over the course of seven years, reporting to WHEL researchers everything they had eaten in the last 24 hours.