Do you like snacking on peanut butter? If you answer yes, then you’ll be happy to know that you’re already doing your breasts a favor.
Researchers from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School found a significant relationship between regular peanut butter consumption and the development of benign breast cancer is lower in early adulthood.
Results of the study shows that girls who eat peanut butter twice a week in their childhood or adolescences showed a 39% lower risk of benign breast disease development. The results were more significant among girls with a family history of breast disease.
Benign breast disease takes when when there is a change to the breast, an injury or even infection that leads to lumps forming in the breast tissue. Fortunately, benign breast disease is non-cancerous.
In the research, other vegetable fats and proteins were tested along with peanut butter; soy-beans, beans and lentils could have the same effect; but the data of these other vegetable fats and proteins were not as significant as peanut butter.
This study only showed the relationship between breast disease and peanut butter, but doesn’t indicate that peanut butter can prevent breast disease.