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    • Family History, Inheritance, and Breast Cancer Risk Fact Sheet No. 48 

      Warren, Barbour S.; Devine, Carol (Cornell University Program on Breast Cancer and Environmental Risk Factors, 2003-07)
      All breast cancer results from multiple gene mutations. The initial mutation can be inherited from one's parents (familial breast cancer) or occur after conception (sporadic breast cancer). Inherited gene mutations play a ...
    • Herbal Medicines and Breast Cancer Risk Fact Sheet No. 53 

      Warren, Barbour S.; Devine, Carol (Cornell University Program on Breast Cancer and Environmental Risk Factors, 2004-12)
      People have used herbal medicines throughout history and they are currently the most commonly used medicines world-wide. In spite of this, the effectiveness and safety of herbal medicines is less well demonstrated and ...
    • Hormone Treatments and the Risk of Breast Cancer Fact Sheet No. 40 

      Warren, Barbour S.; Devine, Carol (Cornell University Program on Breast Cancer and Environmental Risk Factors, 2002-07)
      Three recent clinical trials have changed the way postmenopausal hormone treatment is viewed. One of the trials was ended because of increases in breast cancer risk related to the treatment. Further, the decrease in the ...
    • Meat, Poultry and Fish and the Risk of Breast Cancer Fact Sheet No. 39 

      Warren, Barbour S.; Devine, Carol (Cornell University Program on Breast Cancer and Environmental Risk Factors, 2000-06)
      Current research suggests that there is a possible relationship between eating meat, especially beef and cured meats, and an increase in the risk of breast cancer. This relationship is uncertain for eating other meats such ...
    • Obesity and Breast Cancer Risk Fact Sheet No. 56 

      Warren, Barbour S.; Devine, Carol (Cornell University Program on Breast Cancer and Environmental Risk Factors, 2008-01)
      Obesity is well established as a risk factor for postmenopausal breast cancer. Studies of body mass index (BMI) and breast cancer risk have found that postmenopausal women whose BMI falls in the obese category have about ...
    • Obesity and Cancer Risk Fact Sheet No. 57 

      Warren, Barbour S.; Devine, Carol (Cornell University Program on Breast Cancer and Environmental Risk Factors, 2008-01)
      Obesity has been associated with increased risk of a number of types of cancer. The risk of cancers of the colon and rectum, breast, body of the uterus (endometrium), kidney and esophagus have all been associated with ...
    • Physical Activity and Breast Cancer Risk Fact Sheet No. 19 

      Napieralski, Julie A.; Devine, Carol (Cornell University Program on Breast Cancer and Environmental Risk Factors, 2008-03)
      A panel of expert scientists assembled by the World Cancer Research Fund and the American Institute for Cancer Research (WCRF/AICR) reviewed existing studies on the association of physical activity and breast cancer risk, ...
    • Phytoestrogens and the Risk of Breast Cancer, BCERF Fact Sheet No. 1 

      Warren, Barbour S.; Devine, Carol (Cornell University Program on Breast Cancer and Environmental Risk Factors, 2001-07)
      Phytoestrogens are plant estrogens found in soy, cereal brans and beans, and flaxseed. This fact sheet describes what is known about whether breast cancer risk is affected by consuming phytoestrogens.
    • Smoking and Breast Cancer Risk Fact Sheet No. 46 

      Warren, Barbour S.; Devine, Carol (Cornell University Program on Breast Cancer and Environmental Risk Factors, 2002-11)
      Tobacco smoke is highly addictive and has been linked to 20 percent of all deaths in the United States. It contains many cancer-causing chemicals, and almost one third of all cancer deaths are related to tobacco use. Tobacco ...
    • Understanding Breast Cancer Risk and Risk Factors Associated With Diet and Lifestyle Fact Sheet No. 49 

      Warren, Barbour S.; Devine, Carol (Cornell University Program on Breast Cancer and Environmental Risk Factors, 2004-08)
      Breast cancer risk is the chance of getting breast cancer. Differences in risk provide the foundation for the epidemiological study of breast cancer. Many aspects of women's diets and lifestyle have been studied for their ...
    • Vegetables and Fruits and the Risk of Breast Cancer Fact Sheet No. 18 

      Warren, Barbour S.; Devine, Carol (Cornell University Program on Breast Cancer and Environmental Risk Factors, 2005-06)
      Recent studies have challenged prior thinking about the relationship between vegetable and fruit consumption and breast cancer risk. The addition of the results of recent cohort studies to the body of evidence on this ...
    • Whole Grains, Fiber, And Breast Cancer Risk Fact Sheet No. 36 

      Warren, Barbour S.; Devine, Carol (Cornell University Program on Breast Cancer and Environmental Risk Factors, 2000-06)
      Eating whole grains may be linked to a small reduction in breast cancer risk. Total fiber in the diet appears to have little or no association with breast cancer risk, although the fiber component of fruit and vegetables ...
    • A Woman's Body Type and the Risk of Breast Cancer Fact Sheet No. 42 

      Warren, Barbour S.; Devine, Carol (Cornell University Program on Breast Cancer and Environmental Risk Factors, 2001-08)
      A woman's body type can have an effect on her breast cancer risk. Being tall is associated with a small increase in breast cancer risk. Body weight, especially changes in body weight after early adulthood, are important ...