Researchers Show Eating Beans Can Reduce Risk of Breast Cancer

August 18, 2003 - If you want to reduce your risk for certain types of cancer, heart disease, and diabetes, eat more beans. A new scientific review by Michigan State University of bean health research links consumption of "dry" beans like, pinto, kidney, black and lima beans to disease prevention and weight control.

According to the review in which more than twenty-five years of research, countries with the greatest bean consumption had the lowest death rates from breast, prostate and colon cancer. Also, people eating legumes at least four times a week had a twenty-two percent lower risk of heart disease. Beans were also linked to weight reduction; good news for the millions of Americans struggling with obesity.

Researchers recommend 2-4 cups of beans per week to realize their health benefit.

Source: American Dry Bean Board

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Eating Bean Reduces Risk of Breast Cancer