A new report in the journal Breast Cancer Research underscores the value of exercising, avoiding obesity and moderating alcohol intake.
Breast surgeon Deanna Attai, M.D. notes that the research points toward these factors and lowering breast cancer risk – even in women with a family history of breast cancer.
Moreover, slimming down helps breast cancer patients themselves. “Women who reduce weight after being diagnosed with breast cancer will reduce their risk of recurrence,” said Dr. Attai.
Yardsticks for the research were the American Cancer Society’s recommendations:
- At least 20 minutes of vigorous exercise five days a week.
- Normal body weight or body mass index of 18.5 to under 25.
- No more than one alcoholic beverage a day.
Dr. Attai, who is also known as a leader in the use of accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI) and the SAVI applicator, discussed the new research findings on KABC-TV. More on that here: http://tinyurl.com/3ylcgnt.