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Healthy lifestyle may reduce breast cancer in women at high risk, study shows

BMJ 2016; 353 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i3047 (Published 31 May 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i3047
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

Women who are at high risk for breast cancer on the basis of genetic factors, family history, and reproductive history but who follow a healthy lifestyle have a similar risk for developing the disease to women without these non-modifiable risk factors, a US modelling study has shown.1

Researchers used data from 17 171 women with breast cancer and 19 862 controls taking part in the Breast and Prostate Cancer Cohort Consortium, an international study collecting genetic and other risk factor information, as well …

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