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Diet and Exercise May Prevent Breast Cancer

Lifestyle Plays a Key Role in Preventing Breast Cancer

Even though I was bummed to find out that International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), who shared them at a conference in Barcelona recently.

These findings affirm that developing breast cancer is not just about genes, but lifestyle too. The IARC says that a woman's chances of getting cancer are about one in eight, but that eating right, maintaining an active lifestyle, and not smoking can reduce the risk immensely. Doctors think that a link between cancer and weight exists since many "breast cancers are fueled by estrogen, a hormone produced by fat tissue." The logic is pretty simple: reduce the amount of fat tissue, and you reduce the amount of estrogen too. Those involved in the study said they were not trying to single out overweight and/or obese women, saying that even slim women can benefit by turning their fat tissue into muscle.

While many people only think of exercise as a vehicle for weight loss, it really is so much more. Please make sure you do your best to lead an active lifestyle — you'll have many more years tacked onto your life for doing so!

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