Icelandic research shows that eating a lot of fish may prevent breast cancer

 Eating a lot of fish in your teenage years could help to protect you against breast and prostate cancer later in life, according to new Icelandic research, reports Morgunblaðið. 

The new research, which was specifically on the connection between diet and breast cancer, shows that women who lived in a coastal town for the first 20 years of their life or longer had a 22 % less chance of getting breast cancer, compared with women living in Reykjavik. 

Earlier research showed that if men eat a lot of salted or smoked fish in their teenage years their likelihood of developing prostate cancer is greater, however. 

The research shows that it's particularly the consumption of fatty fish which protects against the development of breast cancer. 

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