Cancer Control

It's not just a question of what lurks in your genes. Diet, exercise, weight control and even childhood eating habits may influence your risk

Ask a doctor about the best ways to prevent breast cancer, and you're likely to hear about a number of things you can't easily control: being blessed with the right genes, hitting puberty later than age 12, having your first child before you're 30. It's not exactly a basis for action. Increasingly, though, physicians are mentioning a few things you can do that just might help reduce the frightening 1-in-8 odds of getting breast cancer. They include keeping to a low-fat diet, watching your weight, avoiding stress and getting plenty of exercise.

The strongest evidence that lifestyle can make a difference...

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