New UCSD study reveals that timing of meals can greatly reduce risk of breast cancer

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – One in eight women in this country will develop breast cancer at some point in her lifetime. But what if you could reduce your risk of getting cancer by doing something as simple as stepping away from the refrigerator?

Researchers at the University of California San Diego recently released a study that looked at the eating habits of 2000 women. They found that higher glycemic levels fuel tumors and increase your risk of breast cancer. Scientists say this new information shifts focus away from the nutritional composition of your meals to literally letting your gut rest. You’ll also sleep better if you don’t eat late.

Experts say, the smaller your supper, the better.

Two time cancer survivor and CEO of Susan G. Komen San Diego, Laura Farmer Sherman, is all about eating this way. Stress, overeating, excess use of alcohol, all of these things she says, are building blocks of cancer.

So as researchers race for the cure, she says the best medicine is moderation.

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