Margaret A.WinkerMD, Deputy EditorIndividualAuthorPhil B.FontanarosaMD, Interim CoeditorIndividualAuthor
To the Editor: Dr Holmes and colleagues1 reported that analysis of data from the Nurses'
Health Study found no evidence that a lower intake of dietary fat was associated
with a decreased risk of breast cancer. These results, in a well-defined,
prospective cohort study, differ from those of retrospective studies, international
comparisons, meta-analyses of case-control studies, and laboratory animal
Newmark H. Dietary Fat and Risk of Breast Cancer. JAMA. 1999;282(13):1223-1224. doi:10.1001/jama.282.13.1223