What’s the Most Important Lifestyle Change to Reduce the Risk of Breast Cancer?
For patients with breast cancer, physical activity and avoiding weight gain are the most important lifestyle choices that can reduce the risk of cancer recurrence and death, according to an evidence-based review published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).
“Of all lifestyle factors, physical activity has the most robust effect on breast cancer outcomes,” writes Dr. Ellen Warner, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, with coauthor Julia Hamer. “Weight gain of more than 10% body weight after a breast cancer diagnosis increases breast cancer mortality and all-cause mortality. However, there are good reasons to discourage even moderate weight gain because of its negative effects on mood and body image,” the authors state.
Excerpted from sciencedaily.com
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