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June 10, 2004


Breast Health

Risk Factors for Breast


Not all women have the same risk of developing

breast cancer. While any woman can develop the disease, certain

factors do put some women at a statistically greater risk:

  • Previous history of breast cancer.
  • Family history of breast cancer.

    This is particularly pertinent if the woman’s mother or sisters

    had the disease.

  • Early onset of menstrual periods.
  • Late menopause. Women who menstruate

    for more than 40 years seem to be at a particular risk of breast


  • Postmenopausal age—most cancers

    occur after the age of 50.

  • High fat diet—this seems

    to be a risk factor for some cases of breast cancer.

  • Obesity.
  • Alcohol abuse.
  • Prolonged estrogen and progesterone


Read More on Breast Health:

Getting Started

Breast Cancer

Risk Factors for Breast Cancer

Fibrocystic Disease

Keep it SIMPLE tip — Exercise Lowers Breast Cancer


Nutritional Therapies

Change your Lifestyle

Caffeine: Friend or Foe

Soy Controversy

Complementary Therapies

Primavera Recipe

Oxygen Therapy and Oxidants



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