STOCKHOLML: Dietary cadmium, a toxic metal found in many farm fertilisers, may lead to an increased risk of breast cancer. "Because of a high accumulation in agricultural crops, the main sources of dietary cadmium are bread and other cereals, potatoes, root crops and vegetables," said Agneta Åkesson, associate professor at Karolinska Institute in Sweden.
"In general, these foods are also considered healthy." For the current study, Åkesson and colleagues observed 55,987 women for more than 12 years, reports the journal Cancer Research. IANS