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A recent study has found that maintaining some daily healthy habits can reduce the risk of developing breast cancer even in women with family history of the disease.
  • Daily exercises.
  • Maintaining a healthy weight.
  • Reduce the alcohol intake even better stop consuming alcohol, if at all.
"It's important to note that a family history of breast cancer can arise in part due to shared unhealthy behaviours that have been passed down for generations," said study author Dr. Robert Gramling, a professor of family medicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center in New York.

The researchers analyzed the data based on the degree to which women adhered to the American Cancer Society's recommendations on diet, exercise and alcohol consumption. Specifically:
  • A minimum of 20 minutes of vigorous exercise at least five days a week.
  • Normal body weight or body mass index of 18.5 to under 25.
  • Drinking no more than one alcoholic beverage a day.