Study confirms impact of lifestyle on breast cancer risk

01. 09. 2009 | Cancer Research UK

Scientists have carried out the biggest ever review of research into the links between lifestyle and breast cancer risk and concluded that more than two fifths of cases of the disease could be prevented if women adopted healthier lifestyles.

Study confirms impact of lifestyle on breast cancer risk

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Around 45,000 women in the UK are diagnosed with breast cancer each year, but researchers at the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) have shown that thousands of these cases could be prevented by maintaining a healthy weight, reducing alcohol consumption, taking regular exercise and breastfeeding.

Scientists at Imperial College London looked at 81 studies and added their findings to their previous cancer prevention report, published in 2007, which was based on the results of 873 studies.

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Keywords: breast cancer, lifestyle