Reducing your breast cancer risk – top three takeaways from new report

By Posted on Leave a comment on Reducing your breast cancer risk – top three takeaways from new report

We just released our Breast Cancer Report, updating the research and findings from 2010. The new 120-page report packs a lot of research, statistics and discussion of lifestyle factors relating to breast cancer risk.

What do all the stats and research mean for you? Here are three of the most important take-aways, the major findings and how you can put them into action.

Physical Activity –

The finding: Moderate and vigorous physical activity lowers risk for postmenopausal breast cancer. Vigorous physical activity lowers risk for pre-menopausal breast cancer Read more… “Reducing your breast cancer risk – top three takeaways from new report”

SHARE:

    Taxing sugary drinks leads to fewer sales, spurs more water purchases

    By Posted on 2 Comments on Taxing sugary drinks leads to fewer sales, spurs more water purchases

    There’s been a lot of news about taxing sugar-sweetened beverages as one way to improve people’s health and raise revenue that could be used for anti-obesity initiatives or other community programs. While controversial, many public health experts think this could be one way to encourage people to consume fewer sugary drinks and therefore help curb obesity in kids and adults.

    AICR recommends avoiding sugary drinks because evidence shows they link to weight gain, overweight and obesity. Obesity increases risk for 11 cancers, including colorectal, pancreatic and endometrial, so strategies that help reduce Americans’ sugary drink consumption play an important role in cancer prevention. Read more… “Taxing sugary drinks leads to fewer sales, spurs more water purchases”

    SHARE:

      New study – higher weight links to earlier death

      By Posted on 1 Comment on New study – higher weight links to earlier death

      There’s been some controversy about whether being overweight, but not obese, might actually link to a longer life. A few years ago a major study suggested that paradox. We wrote about it here.

      For lower cancer risk, healthy weight is key. AICR’s reports find that overweight and obesity increase risk for 11 cancers, including colorectal and postmenopausal breast.

      In this new analysis on weight and mortality, researchers used a person’s highest weight during the study and found that those who were overweight or obese had increased risk for early death. The data comes from 225,000 participants in the Nurses Health Studies (NHS I and II) and the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study (HPFS). It was published last week in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

      Read more… “New study – higher weight links to earlier death”

      SHARE: