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Mediterranean Diet Linked to Lower Breast-Cancer Risk

Hardly a day goes by without headlines touting the health benefits of a Mediterranean-style diet, which has been linked to lower risk of cardiovascular disease and possible brain protection. Now, a recent study suggests this style of eating may also help protect women against breast cancer.

The study compared breast-cancer risk

Newsbriefs: Breast Cancer Risk; Supplements; Heart Disease Risk

Energy Density of Diet Linked With Breast Cancer Risk
A low-energy density diet may reduce your risk of breast cancer after menopause, according to a study published in the October 2016 issue of the Journal of Nutrition. For the study, researchers analyzed dietary data on almost 57,000 postmenopausal women with no

Frontline: Breast Cancer; Joint Replacement Surgery; Hormone Therapy

Breast Cancer Survival Rates Higher Following Ovary Removal
According to a study published online April 23, 2015 in the journal JAMA Oncology, for breast cancer patients who have the BRCA1 gene mutation, undergoing an oophorectomy (a proce-dure that removes a woman’s ovaries) reduced breast cancer death rates by 62 percent. Among

New Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines

Late last year, the American Cancer Society (ACS) released its new breast cancer screening guidelines. The changes include when women should start having mammograms, at age 45 (previously 40) and then every other year beginning at age 55. These ACS guidelines apply to women at average risk, which are most

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