7 Things That Probably Don't Increase Breast Cancer Risk

October 4, 2014 10:15 AM

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7 Things That Probably Don't Increase Breast Cancer Risk

About 1 in 8 women in the United States will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer by the age of 85—and it's probably safe to say that we will all know someone who's affected by this disease in some way. With stats like that, it's no wonder that breast cancer is the most-feared cancer among women. Unfortunately, that fear breeds misinformation, and you may be wasting your time and energy avoiding products, foods, and behaviors that have no scientifically proven effect on your breast cancer risk. Here are 7 of them.

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