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October 6, 1999

Dietary Fat and Risk of Breast Cancer

Author Affiliations

Margaret A.WinkerMD, Deputy EditorIndividualAuthorPhil B.FontanarosaMD, Interim CoeditorIndividualAuthor

JAMA. 1999;282(13):1223-1224. doi:10.1001/jama.282.13.1223

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 studies.

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