- Adult weight 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 cancer.
- Breastfeeding reduces the risk of both post- and pre-menopausal breast cancers.
- For pre-menopausal breast cancers, body fatness was found to decrease risk.
Food, Nutrition, Physical Activity,
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Effect on Risk:
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|Source: AICR/WCRF Diet, nutrition, physical activity and breast cancer, 2017|
AICR estimates that a third of US breast cancers could be prevented by being active, not drinking alcohol and staying a healthy weight.
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