A new book by an eminent American dietician presents a unique programme to tackle breast cancer – for healthy women as well as for those who are recovering from the disease.

Cut out red meat: Meat, poultry and seafood don’t have the same cancer-fighting properties of other foods, said Flynn. An ideal cancer fighting diet would be totally vegetarian.

“Everything I included or omitted from my diet was based on a good deal of substantiated scientific study,” The Daily Mail quoted Dr Mary Flynn, Assistant Professor of Medicine at the prestigious Brown University in the U.S., as saying.

Flynn debunks, in her book titled ‘The Pink Ribbon Diet’, theories such as avoiding high fat foods and alcohol in one’s diet. The diet proposed by her is essentially a modified form of the Mediterranean Diet.