- Excess body fat was one of the strongest factors linked to increased risk for postmenopausal breast cancer.
- Abdominal fat, independent of BMI, also increases risk of this cancer.
- Alcoholic drinks increases the risk of both postmenopausal and premenopausal breast cancers.
- Daily moderate physical activity reduces the risk of both postmenopausal and premenopausal breast cancers.
- Breastfeeding reduces the risk of both postmenopausal and premenopausal breast cancers.
Food, Nutrition, Physical Activity,
|STRENGTH OF CURRENT EVIDENCE||DECREASES
Effect on Risk:
Effect on Risk:
|Physical activity||Abdominal Fatness
Adult weight gain
Adult attained height
|Source: AICR/WCRF Continuous Update Project Report: Breast Cancer, 2010|
33% of US breast cancers – about 81,400 cases – can be prevented by being active and a healthy weight.
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