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ICARE Social Media Post October 2019

Lifestyle Factors Associated with Familial and Inherited Breast Cancer Risks

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Body mass index (BMI) is an indicator of fat content in the body. A lower body mass index may reduce breast cancer risk in women, including those with a family history of breast cancer. However, a new study reported that higher BMI also increases breast cancer risk in the general population and those with a family history of breast cancer after menopause.

Maintaining a healthy weight throughout adulthood is important in ALL women, including those with a family history of breast cancer. These findings were recently published in Breast Cancer Research (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6215632/)

2) A new study suggests that regular use of aspirin and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) might also lower breast cancer risk in women in BRCA1/2 carriers AND those with family history of breast cancer.

These findings were recently published in Breast Cancer Research (https://breast-cancer-research.biomedcentral.com/track/pdf/10.1186/s13058-019-1135-y)

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