2015 Dec 27

Helping women to good health: breast cancer and lifestyle

By |2015-12-27T09:43:31-05:00December 27th, 2015|Categories: Exercise, Nutrition|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Breast cancer (BC) remains one of the commonest cancers - 12.5% of women will be diagnosed with BC during her lifetime. There are strong links between environmental/lifestyle factors and breast cancer, suggesting that changing these factors may result in decreasing cancer risk. Evidence shows that in addition to genetic predisposition and estrogen exposure, a number [...]

2014 Nov 22

Omega-3 Fats and Breast Cancer

By |2014-11-22T14:30:45-05:00November 22nd, 2014|Categories: Nutrition|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Breast cancer (BC) is the most common cancer among women across the world. Dietary fatty acids, especially n-3 (omega-3) polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA), are believed to play a role in reducing BC risk.  Evidence has shown that fish consumption or intake of long-chain n-3 PUFA, such as eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), are [...]

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