20 October 2021

Dr Kotryna Temcinaite, Senior Research Communications Manager, at Breast Cancer Now, said:

“It is encouraging that eating nuts could potentially benefit women who have previously been treated for breast cancer. However, more research is needed into the benefits of nuts, by tracking dietary changes over a longer time, to see if eating nuts can increase breast cancer survival.

“We know that women who have completed breast cancer treatment can find the fear of recurrence a challenging part of moving forward, which is why it is important that we investigate different ways to prevent breast cancer recurrence. This research provides a helpful reminder of the importance of eating a balanced diet, maintaining a healthy weight and being physically active, which can all help reduce the risk of breast cancer recurrence.

“We would encourage anyone in the UK seeking more information about healthy lifestyle choices to contact their GP or Breast Cancer Now’s free helpline on 0808 800 6000 for specialist support.”