Up to 75 percent of breast cancers associated with modifiable factors like obesity, smoking, and inactivity | Ruth Patterson
The majority of breast cancers occur sporadically as opposed to being genetically determined. Simple, moderate healthy behaviors can add up to reduce the risk of breast cancer. Such lifestyle choices include diet quality and timing, engaging in physical activity, maintaining a healthy weight, drinking alcohol in moderation, and not smoking. In this clip, Dr. Ruth Patterson discusses how healthful choices, such as even modest weight loss, can have beneficial effects that reduce the risk of breast cancer and a variety of other diseases.
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