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The Prevention of Breast Cancer

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Key Findings

  • 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.

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Food, Nutrition, Physical Activity,
And Cancer of The Breast (Postmenopause)

STRENGTH OF CURRENT EVIDENCE DECREASES
RISK
INCREASES
RISK
CONVINCING
Effect on Risk:
Lactation Body fatness
Alcoholic Drinks
PROBABLE
Effect on Risk:
 Physical activity Abdominal Fatness
Adult weight gain
Adult attained height
Source: AICR/WCRF Continuous Update Project Report: Breast Cancer, 2010

PREVENTABILITY

33% of US breast cancers – about 81,400 cases – can be prevented by being active and a healthy weight.

Breast Cancer Map and Pie Chart

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