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Exercise Reduces Breast Cancer Risk, Weight Gain Negates The Effect
2012-06-25 08:24:27

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com A new US study has found that women who maintain physical activity -- even mild exercise -- before or after menopause may reduce their overall risk of breast cancer, but substantial weight gain may cancel out these benefits. Previous studies have shown that physical activity can reduce the risk of breast cancer, but many questions also followed. How often should a woman exercise, and for how long? And how intense should that exercise be? Also, does...

2012-03-07 11:03:24

Purdue University researchers have created a new imaging technology that reveals subtle changes in breast tissue, representing a potential tool to determine a woman's risk of developing breast cancer and to study ways of preventing the disease. The researchers, using a special "3-D culture" that mimics living mammary gland tissue, also showed that a fatty acid found in some foods influences this early precancerous stage. Unlike conventional cell cultures, which are flat, the 3-D cultures...

2011-11-28 06:51:03

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Breast cancer patients often wonder what their daughters might do to reduce their risk. A new study shows limiting alcohol consumption may be the answer. Among adolescent girls with a family history of breast cancer, there is a significant association between the mount of alcohol consumed and further increased risk of getting benign breast disease as young women, authors of the study found. Dr. Catherine Berkey, a biostatistician at Brigham & Women's Hospital...

2011-11-14 22:22:47

Adding to research linking alcohol to breast cancer risk, a new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis shows that adolescent girls with a family history of breast disease – either cancer or the benign lesions that can become cancer — have a higher risk of developing benign breast disease as young women than other girls. And unlike girls without a family history, this already-elevated risk rises with increasing alcohol consumption. "The most common...

2011-10-12 07:00:00

Study Enrollment Open for 1000 Women Age 60 and over. GrassrootsHealth is changing the current Breast Cancer Awareness Month to Breast Cancer Prevention Month with a focus on taking action to prevent breast cancer with vitamin D testing and education. Enrollment is available on http://www.grassrootshealth.net. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) October 12, 2011 âœItâs time to take action, women are already fully aware of breast cancer and its...

2011-08-10 00:00:29

GrassrootsHealth seeks to influence public health by launching a breast cancer prevention study, focusing on the role vitamin D deficiency plays in affecting breast cancer rates in women over 60. (PRWEB) August 09, 2011 A new study will seek to examine the effects of vitamin D deficiency in relation to breast cancer rates "“ specifically, the study centers around investigating the occurrence of breast cancer among a population of women 60 and over who achieve and maintain a targeted...

2011-06-22 07:34:31

(Ivanhoe Newswire)--Breast cancer accounts for almost a third of all cancer cases reported in women. Advances in the treatment for breast cancer, and early detection, have improved the chances of survival from the disease. New research has found that two thirds of women with breast cancer died from other causes and that over the length of the study cardiovascular disease was the leading cause of death. Researchers from the University of Colorado followed over 60,000 women in the United States...

2011-04-28 13:56:08

According to new study in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association Americans may not be getting enough calcium in their diets, according to a new study published in the May 2011 issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association. This study is unique among those focusing on calcium intake in the US population because both dietary and supplemental sources were evaluated across adult age groups and compared to accompanying patterns in energy intake. "Calcium plays a fundamental...

2011-01-18 16:18:53

Many risk factors for breast cancer are well studied and documented. Thus, scientists are sure by now that early first menstrual period, late onset of menopause and a family history of breast cancer are associated with an increased breast cancer risk. However, neither an individual woman nor medicine can influence whether family members develop breast cancer or at what age menopause starts - these are risk factors on which we have no influence. Scientists of the German Cancer Research Center...

2010-12-16 13:14:59

Body fat distribution does not play an important role in the incidence of every subtype of premenopausal breast cancer, but is associated with an increased risk for estrogen receptor (ER)"“negative breast cancer, according to a study published December 15 in The Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Previous studies have shown that the association between body mass index (BMI) and the risk of breast cancer varies with menopausal status: a higher BMI is positively associated with...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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