All along you've been told that a reduction in belly fat is associated with lower levels of breast cancer markers. But a new study published in the journal Endocrine-Related Cancer has found that it's actually a reduction in overall body fat that's associated with lower risk of breast cancer!
Researchers behind this study say the results highlight the importance of maintaining a healthy weight ... ››› more
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women and affects hundreds of thousands each year. According to statistics, one in every eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer, but there aren't always symptoms.
Fortunately, early detection of breast cancer is key - not to mention the closest thing to prevention. A cancerous tumour in your breast is much easier for your doctor to treat if y... ››› more
Do you enjoy your meat smoked, grilled or done on the braai? If you answered “yes”, you'll be shocked to know that a body of past research has linked eating meat cooked in these ways to increased risk of breast cancer.
Even worse, a new study published online in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute has revealed that these meat cooking methods may also lower you... ››› more
There's nothing you can do about being born into a family riddled with breast cancer. But there is lots you can do to prevent yourself from developing the horrible disease - and it all starts with breast cancer awareness.
Breast cancer awareness has nothing to do with early detection, chemotherapy, radiation or disfiguring surgery. Instead, it's all about prevention. One study proved that ident... ››› more
Most of us know women who have fought breast cancer - mothers, grandmothers, sisters, aunts, daughters, friends, neighbours... Perhaps you're even fighting the disease yourself.
It goes without saying that breast cancer is an epidemic. One in every eight woman will develop the disease, and close to 40,000 women die from it each year. According to science, common chemicals like Bisphenol-A, phth... ››› more
Attention, women! This one's for you…
A new study conducted by researchers at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health has found that if you ate lots of high-fibre foods - especially fruits and vegetables - during adolescence and young adulthood, you have a significantly lower chance of getting breast cancer compared to those who didn't eat much fibre when they were young.
The lead auth... ››› more
No one wants to have a root canal. Yet, it's one of the most common dental procedures around.
This despite the fact that new research reveals it can cause breast cancer.
Read on to find out more below.
Root canal turns friendly bacteria into cancer-causing toxins
During a root canal, your dentist hollows out your infected tooth and fills it with metal rods. These rods elimina... ››› more
Finally, some positive breast cancer news… According to a new study, only 3% of women diagnosed with an early stage of breast cancer will die of the disease within 20 years. And, more aggressive treatment won't improve this high survival rate.
“The good news is that death is pretty rare,” said study author Steven Narod, director of the Familial Breast Cancer Research Unit at Women's Colle... ››› more
The answer is simple: Nope. Well, not necessarily…
Women with lumpy breasts don't have a higher risk of breast cancer, so earlier screening isn't necessary.
The technical term for lumpy breasts is “fibrocystic breasts”. The lumps are nodules of fibrous tissue or cysts that form in response to fluctuating hormones.
These lumps might feel very tender and change in size throughout you... ››› more
You've probably heard it before: Physical exercise can lower your risk of breast cancer. But researchers haven't been able to tell us just how much exercise it takes…
Christine Friedenreich, a leader of cancer epidemiology and prevention research at Alberta Health Services, and colleagues identified that body fat as a pathway to lowering cancer risk.
In an earlier study, they found that wo... ››› more
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