Lifestyle Changes can Reduce Breast Cancer Risk
Researchers suggest that lifestyle modifications like exercising regularly, limiting alcohol and losing weight can reduce the risk of breast cancer. Researchers at the US National Cancer Institute used information from a study conducted in Italy which monitored greater than 5,000 women.
The model created by the researchers analyzed the impact of modifiable lifestyle risk factors such as body mass index (BMI), physical activity and alcohol intake. The lifestyle factors included exercising for at least two hours every week and having a BMI below 25.
The model found that improving the modifiable lifestyle factors reduced the risk of breast cancer. These findings can help to design programs that help women to positively change their lifestyle and habits.
This study features in the online edition of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.