The researchers, from the University of East Anglia (UEA) in the UK, publish their results in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. According to the team, ovarian cancer affects over 6,500 women in the UK and 20,000 women in the US each year. Epithelial ovarian cancer – the most common form of the disease – is where the cancer begins in the surface layer covering the ovary.

This type of cancer “remains a highly lethal malignancy,” note the researchers, adding that few modifiable risk factors have been established.

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