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1/3 of breast cancers are preventable

Today researchers announced at a conference that one-third of breast cancers could be prevented if women were thinner and exercised more.  This isn’t to say that if you are thin and in shape, that you won’t get breast cancer.  It just points out that being overweight and sedentary is one more risk factor in acquiring breast cancer.  Obese women are 60% more likely to develop any type of cancer than normal weight women.  Experts even believe that thin women can reduce their risk of cancer through exercise by reducing fat and increasing muscle mass.  Click on the link to read the full story Up to a third of breast cancers could be avoided – Yahoo! News.

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March 25, 2010 - Posted by | Health

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