Breast Cancer Genetic Risk Can Be Mitigated With Lifestyle Fixes, Researchers Say

“NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – By adhering to a healthy lifestyle, women who are at increased genetic risk of developing breast cancer can mitigate their chances of developing the disease, according to a Johns Hopkins University-led team of researchers.

The Hopkins team developed a model for gauging absolute risk of breast cancer for white women in the US that draws on the influence of nearly a hundred SNPs uncovered through genome-wide association studies, as well as non-modifiable factors like family history and age at menarche, and modifiable factors like BMI and smoking status. The model does not include breast cancer risk genes like BRCA1 or BRCA2.” 

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