A healthy lifestyle yields reduced breast cancer concerns, shows a new study.
Women can cut their risk of breast cancer by almost half if they watch their weight, exercise daily, breast-feed their babies and limit alcoholic beverages, according to a new report by the American Institute for Cancer Research. The report is an update of a 2007 review of more than 800 studies, adding information from 81 new studies, said Susan Higginbotham, director of research for the cancer institute, which examines the role of nutrition and lifestyle in cancer. Among the preventive steps women can take are maintaining a healthy body weight, getting 30 to 60 minutes of physical activity a day, breast-feeding and having no more than one alcoholic drink a day. – From NY Times
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