3 Key Factors in Preventing Breast Cancer

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3 Key Factors in Preventing Breast Cancer

3 Key Factors in Preventing Breast Cancer

Almost 320,000 women will receive a breast cancer diagnosis in 2017 and 1 in 8 women will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime.

That’s the bad news. The good news is that simple changes can prevent one third of these cancers: being active, not drinking alcohol, and maintaining a healthy weight. [AICR]

Here are the key findings from the American Institute for Cancer Research:

  • Adult wight gain and excess body fat increase risk for post-menopausal breast cancer
  • Alcoholic drinks increase the risk of post and pre-menopausal breast cancers
  • Regular vigorous physical activity reduces the risk of both post- and pre-menopausal breast cancers
  • Moderate physical activity reduces the risk of post-menopausal breast cancers
  • Breastfeeding reduces the risk of both post- and pre-menopausal breast cancers
  • For pre-menopausal breast cancer, body fatness was found to decrease risk.

Read the full report here: AICR Continuous Update Project: Diet, Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Breast Cancer.

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By | 2017-05-31T07:54:17+00:00 May 31st, 2017|Cancer prevention|0 Comments

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Robert Hess is an entrepreneur, business owner, CEO and senior executive coach and advisor, startup company advisor, race car driver, bicycle racer, helicopter pilot, adventurer, and cancer advocate. Connect with him on LinkedIn @ RobertWarrenHess.

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