Very pleased to see this story on our recently updated expert report in yesterday’s PARADE Magazine.
Dr. Ranit Mishori‘s Stay Healthy column reminds readers that the recent controversy over mammograms should not distract women from the convincing evidence that diet, weight and physical activity make a big difference in lowering risk.
Includes a nice quote from AICR Director of Research Susan Higginbotham, PhD, RD.
A great way to start the week!
This week’s study of soy consumption and breast cancer survivors in China has gotten some attention.
Over on the AICR website, we bottom-line the study results, and provide some evidence-based, practical advice for women who have had, or who are high risk for, breast cancer.
Note: Soy is one of several much-studied foods featured on the Foods That Fight Cancer? section of the AICR website.
On Monday, November 16, the United States Preventive Service Task Force (USPSTF) announced that it is changing its guidelines for mammography and no longer recommends routine screening for women between the ages of 40 and 49.
By pushing the recommended age to begin regular mammograms from 40 to 50, the task force’s stated goal is to prevent harm caused by “false positive” results seen among 40 to 49 year olds.
What will AICR do? Are we changing our materials on breast cancer to reflect this new development?
The short answer: Not yet.
Follow this link for the longer answer, and the reasons behind it.