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Study shows fruit consumption lowers breast cancer risk in adolescents

5/25/2016 - Last fall, Chrissy Turner, an 8-year-old girl from Centerville, Utah, was diagnosed with breast cancer. After making the international headlines as the youngest known person ever diagnosed with breast cancer, she is now in remission after the removal of her right breast. While breast cancer is often...

Citrus fruit significantly reduces breast cancer risk in latest systematic review

5/4/2013 - A high intake of citrus fruits lowers breast cancer risk in women by 10 percent, according to a new systematic review of past studies. But importantly, "high" intake was only 17 to 33 grams daily in one of the studies analyzed, and this provided a 32 percent risk reduction of breast cancer. The anti-cancer...

Flax seed consumption reduces breast cancer risk by 28 percent in new study

5/2/2013 - In the first-ever study of its type, Canadian researchers have shown that flax seed consumption reduces the risk of breast cancer by 28 percent in postmenopausal women and flax bread consumption reduces risk by 26 percent in both pre- and postmenopausal women. These results indicate that flax seed and...

Chemical exposure in the workplace increases breast cancer risk in women

12/8/2012 - If you are a woman who works in an industry involving plastics or metal manufacturing, or in a conventional farming environment that exposes you to crop chemicals, you could be at a higher risk of developing breast cancer than women in other industries. These are the findings of a new study out of the...

Physical activity lowers breast cancer risk by nearly 30 percent

6/29/2012 - Most health-minded individuals understand the importance of regular physical activity to maintain optimal health and prevent a host of chronic diseases ranging from heart disease and diabetes to stroke and dementia. In the past, studies have suggested that regular exercise may reduce the risk of certain...

Protect against breast cancer risk factors with flax seeds

1/29/2012 - In the United States 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer during her lifetime, and 1 in 3 of them will die from the disease. In 2011, there were 2.6 million breast cancer survivors coping with this diagnosis which is both personally devastating and financially expensive. At a national...

Exercise Lowers Breast Cancer Risk

4/10/2009 - Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women and accounts for around 40,000 deaths per year. Breast cancer risk is determined by multiple factors including age, race, gender, and family history. Besides these factors that are uncontrollable, there are also risk factors that can be controlled...

Lower Breast Cancer Risk for Women Who Were Breastfed as Children

9/11/2008 - Women who were breastfed as infants have a lower risk of breast cancer as adults, according to a new study conducted by researchers from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and published in the journal Epidemiology. "As a general group, women who reported they had been breastfed in infancy had...

Drinking Alcohol Raises Breast Cancer Risk as Much as Smoking Cigarettes

4/19/2008 - Consuming three or more alcoholic beverages per day raises a woman's breast cancer risk approximately as much as smoking a pack of cigarettes daily, according to a large-scale study presented at the European Cancer Conference in Barcelona, Spain. Researchers said that the increase in risk was also...

Soy consumption found to reduce breast cancer risk by 58 percent

11/21/2006 - Women who regularly ate soy when they were children may have a 58 percent lower risk of developing breast cancer as adults, according to a new study presented at a meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research in Boston. The study, conducted by researchers from the National Cancer Institute...

Whole wheat diet reduces breast cancer risk in offspring, study reveals

11/7/2006 - Adult rats that ate whole wheat products during pregnancy were less likely to have female offspring that develop breast cancer, according to a new study. The new findings indicate that "it might be beneficial to include whole wheat in the diet when one is expecting," according to Dr. Leena Hilakivi-Clarke...

Breast cancer risk heightened by carrying excess weight

7/13/2006 - The risk of breast cancer in post-menopausal women can be substantially reduced by losing weight, according to a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Researchers tracked 87,000 women for 26 years, and found that if post-menopausal women lost at least 22 pounds, their breast...

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