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In the last 3.5 decades, research has proposed a link between several cancers and lower serum levels of vitamin D. Multiple epidemiologic studies have found inverse associations between serum levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25OH)D] concentration and the risk of many cancers including breast cancer, colorectal cancer and prostate cancer. In one randomized controlled trial, women […]

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There is a robust amount of published research, including major clinical trials, on the ability of the Mediterranean diet (MeDiet) to protect against cardiovascular disease —now, according to results from the PREDIMED trial, it might also prevent breast cancer. One can easily read the specifics of the MeDiet on the internet and some excellent books, […]

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In women’s health, nothing is quite as confusing and bustling with controversy as the role of screening mammography in low-risk women and its presumed reduction of mortality from breast cancer. Regular screening mammography is promoted as an early detection test, conducted in an attempt to diagnose breast cancer early, treat it early, and thus reduce […]

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Nearly 50% of women who undergo screening mammography are classified as having either heterogeneously dense or extremely dense breast tissue. Dense breast tissue is defined as a greater amount of fibrous or glandular tissue than fatty tissue in the breasts. Women with dense breast tissue have a modestly elevated risk for breast cancer and the […]

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There has been interest for some time now about the role of vitamin D levels in the blood and the potential protective benefits of adequate levels in the prevention of breast, colon and other adenocarcinomas. This meta-analysis was conducted using a PUBMED search for observational studies of serum 25(OH)D and risk of breast cancer between […]

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The Affordable Care Act, enacted August of 2012, helps to make preventive services affordable and accessible by requiring health insurance plans to cover preventive services recommended by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), an advisory committee on immunization and guidelines recommended by the Academy of Pediatrics. The act also requires insurance companies to cover […]

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Over two thousand women with stage I, II or IIIA were enrolled in a study about two years after their breast cancer diagnosis. The use of a multivitamin pre-diagnosis and post-diagnosis was assessed with a questionnaire in Kaiser Permanente patients from Northern California. A yearly self-report and verification of their medical records was evaluated. Overall, […]

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  Past research has shown that moderate alcohol consumption is associated with a modest increase in the risk for breast cancer. The risk associated with low level alcohol consumption and long time drinking patterns has not really been determined. In this current report, investigators analyzed data from the Nurses’ Health study, from 1980 to 2008. […]

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Breast cancer rates had been steadily climbing since the 1940s until about 2002 [1] but breast cancer rates decreased by about 2% between 1998 and 2007 in the U.S.[2] However, this decrease was only among women aged 50 and older. One of the more news worthy items has been a significant decline in breast cancer […]

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Premenopausal women appear to be more sensitive at detecting breast cancer when done during the first week of the menstrual cycle (day 1 of the menses to day 7) in women with a history of screening mammograms. Researchers analyzed 387,218 screening mammograms in premenopausal women that were associated with 1,283 breast cancers. Greater sensitivity was […]

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